New season starts September 2014Order now for delivery in September (pot-grown trees) or November (bare-root). 
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Cox's Orange Pippin apple trees

  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery | Juicing 

This is the classic English apple, often regarded as the finest of all apples. It sets the benchmark for flavour in apples to which all others aspire. The aromatic complexity and depth of flavours in a good Cox's Orange Pippin are remarkable. In our personal experience pear, melon, freshly-squeezed orange juice, and mango are all readily evident in a good example.

Cox's Orange Pippin is a mid/late season variety and is probably at its best if picked when fully ripe, or picked slightly under-ripe and left in storage for a month or so - it is not a long-keeper though.

Although primarily considered a variety for eating fresh, Cox is an excellent apple for juice / cider blends as well. It is also a versatile culinary apple, with an inherently sweet flavor when baked, and is a common ingredient in English apple preserves, chutneys, and mincemeat.

Order now for delivery week commencing 27th October 2014 onwards (pot-grown) or December (bare-root).

Cox's Orange Pippin apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2014 - April 2015)

Very small  (1.5m - 2m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M27 rootstock £28.45
Very small  (1.5m - 2m after 5-10 years) 2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - M27 rootstock £28.45
Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M9 rootstock £27.95
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M26 rootstock £27.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £27.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard premium - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £33.95

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2014 - February 2015)

Very small  (1.5m - 2m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M27 rootstock £17.95
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M26 rootstock £17.45
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - M26 rootstock £24.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock  Original (not self-fertile) £17.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £17.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £24.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £25.95
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M25 rootstock  Original (not self-fertile) £17.95
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) Standard 1.75m - bare-root - M25 rootstock  Original (not self-fertile) £26.45

Pot-grown cordon fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2014 - April 2015)

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) Cordon premium - 12l pot - M9 rootstock £26.95

Bare-root cordon fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2014 - February 2015)

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) Cordon - bare-root - M9 rootstock £21.95 Sold outalert me

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown  (Deliveries Sept 2014 - April 2015)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Fan 4-arm -12l pot - MM106 rootstock £48.00
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Espalier 2-tier -12l pot - MM106 rootstock £48.00

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Cox's Orange Pippin

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Some needed?
  • Cropping: Light
  • Fertility: Self-fertile
    Some of our Cox selections are not self-fertile - please check with us if you need more details.?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Weak growing?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Poor?
  • Canker: Very susceptible?
  • Scab: Very susceptible?
  • Mildew: Some susceptibility?
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility?
  • Cedar apple rust: Some susceptibility?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Mid
    Later mid-season?
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months?
  • Flavour quality: Exceptional?
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking
  • Good for juice
  • Drying / Discoloring: Slightly oxidising?
  • Vitamin C content: Medium?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?


Pollination guide for Cox's Orange Pippin

Cox's Orange Pippin is in flowering group 3. Cox's Orange Pippin is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Cox's Orange Pippin apple trees

Cox's Orange Pippin has a relatively narrow climate range, and generally performs better in the drier parts of the UK. Growers in wetter areas might want to consider Fiesta or Sunset, which are closely related and have similar flavour yet are much easier to grow.

Cox's Orange Pippin is somewhat unusual because it is available in both self-fertile and self-sterile forms. In general we recommend that you try to have a nearby pollination partner as this will improve cropping.



Historical details

Raised by Richard Cox, in Buckinghamshire, England, in the early 19th century. The parentage is unknown but it is possibly a seedling of Ribston Pippin.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Cox's Orange Pippin'


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