New season starts September 2014Order now for delivery in September (pot-grown trees) or November (bare-root). 

Ellison's Orange apple trees

RHS AGM for Ellison's Orange
  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Ellison's Orange is a superb traditional English dessert apple, closely related to Cox's Orange Pippin, but with a notably juicier flesh. It has the attractive orange flush so typical of English apples.

Ellison's Orange is known for its background aniseed note which enhances the aromatic complexity so typical of a Cox-style apple. In a good year the flavour of Ellison's Orange makes it one of a very small number of varieties which could truely be put on a par with Cox's Orange Pippin.

Order now for delivery week commencing 1st September 2014.

Ellison's Orange apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

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

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £27.95

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

Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - M26 rootstock £25.95
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
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £25.95
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) Standard 1.75m - bare-root - M25 rootstock £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

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

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

Summary features of Ellison's Orange

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Long-lived: Yes?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Mid?
  • Use / keeping: 1 week?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Drying / Discoloring: No discolor / Good for drying?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
    1993
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

    Climate

  • Frost resistance: Good resistance?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters


Pollination guide for Ellison's Orange

Ellison's Orange is in flowering group 4. Ellison's Orange is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Ellison's Orange apple trees

Ellison's Orange is a mid-season variety, and generally easy and reliable to grow. It makes a good alternative to the more temperamental Cox's Orange Pippin, and has better disease resistance.



Historical details

Raised by the Reverend Ellison in Lincolnshire, England, c1905. Believed to be a cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and an old French apple variety.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Ellison's Orange'


Related variety collections

Cox's Orange Pippin substitutes



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