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Cox's Pomona



A very attractive and colourful mid season dual purpose apple.

Origin: Buckinghamshire UK, 1825

Pollination: Cox's Pomona is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Cox's Pomona apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Cox's Pomona tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Cox's Pomona tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Cox's Pomona tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Cox's Pomona tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Cox's Pomona tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Cox's Pomona

Raised in about 1825 by Richard Cox of Colnbrook Lawn, Slough, Buckinghamshire, and introduced by Mr Smale, Nurseryman, Colnbrook c 1850. Said to be a seedling of Ribston Pippin.

A very attractive large fruit, flat-round and irregular. Broad, well rounded ribs. Very smooth greasy skin, pale greenish-yellow to yellow and up to three-quarters flushed orange red with fairly broad broken bright red stripes. The flesh is white, soft, juicy, and of a fine flavour. Crisp but quite sharp when eaten fresh and of fine flavour when cooked. Does not break up completely when cooked. Makes a good baked apple.

Moderately vigorous, upright-spreading tree. Produces spurs fairly freely. Produces regular good crops.

Characteristics of Cox's Pomona apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourFlushed
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid/Late Sep
Season of useSep-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Suitable forHardy
Northern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageRibston Pippin
ProgenyMrs Phillimore