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Ellison's Orange apple trees

Ellison's Orange has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritEllison's Orange is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

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.

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Ellison's Orange apple trees for sale

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  • BR12-year bush-trained bare-root tree M9 rootstock £32.75
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  • BR22-year (1.75m) bare-root tree M25 rootstock £35.50
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How to grow

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

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.

Ellison's Orange characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Flavour style (apples)Aromatic

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colourOrange flush
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)