Little PaxTM Apple trees

Little Pax apple tree

Little Pax is a late-season English dessert apple. The apples usually ripen in October and will keep in a refrigerator or cold shed well into the new year.

Although discovered only recently, its pretty bell-like "pearmain" shape, and speckled red-flushed skin are very reminiscent of the classic 19th century English apples. The rich sweet aromatic flavours also hark back to the Victorian era. The flesh is crisp but not dense, so this is an easy apple to eat.

Little Pax is also characterised by its unusually prolific spring blossom.

Little PaxTM is a trademarked variety.

Little Pax apple trees for sale

Delivery from 16th April (when showing as in stock)

Mature size*Supplied asPriceQuantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years)2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M26 rootstock  less than 5 in stock£31.50
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years)Half-standard premium - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £37.95

Bare-root fruit trees

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years)2-year bush-trained - bare-root - M9 rootstock £27.95Sold outalert me
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years)1-year - bare-root - M26 rootstock £18.95Sold outalert me
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years)2-year bush-trained - bare-root - M26 rootstock £27.95Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years)1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £18.95Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years)2-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock  central leader£27.95Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years)2-year bush-trained - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £27.95Sold outalert me

Pot-grown cordon fruit trees

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years)Cordon premium - 12l pot - M9 rootstock £32.45

Bare-root cordon fruit trees

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years)Cordon - bare-root - M9 rootstock £26.95Sold outalert me

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.

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 Little Pax


  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer?
  • Attractive blossom
  • Scab: Some susceptibility?



  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 2000
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green


  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Little Pax

Little Pax is in flowering group 3. Little Pax is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another 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 Little Pax apple trees

Little Pax is easy to grow, but as might be expected from an apple variety from the Isle of Wight, it likes a long growing season to achieve its attractive red colouration.

This is a naturally productive variety, and as a result fruit size can tend to be small - this is easily addressed by thinning the fruitlets at the end of May after the blossom has finished.

Historical details

Little Pax was planted as a seedling tree in the gardens of St. Cecilia's Abbey, Ryde, Isle of Wight. Its parentage is unknown, although it displays the typical bell-like "Pearmain" shape associated with several Victorian varieties such as Adam's Pearmain.

Little PaxTM is a trademarked variety.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Little Pax'

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.

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