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Is Cox's Orange Pippin suitable for growing in south-west France?


Please would you advise if Cox's Orange Pippin is a suitable variety of apple tree to grow in south-west France - the climate is Mediterranean i.e. hot summers and very cold winters. Many thanks.

Published: 30-Dec-2011


We've sent Cox's Orange Pippin trees to several customers in similar situations. We recommend using a semi-vigorous rootstock such as MM106 or a more vigorous one for these conditions.

Cox's Orange Pippin does best dry climates, but the amazing flavour can collapse in areas with prolonged high summer temperatures. Consider Kidd's Orange Red as an alternative, it gets close to the flavour of Cox's Orange Pippin whilst being able to tolerate warmer climates.

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