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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
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 1993
Ellison's Orange is a well respected Cox-style apple which can achieve very good flavour.
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Ellison's Orange apple trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £56.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M9 rootstock £34.95
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year bush-trained bare-root tree M9 rootstock £44.75
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £34.95
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR42-year bush-trained bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £43.00
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR52-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £43.00
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR62-year (1.75m) bare-root tree M25 rootstock £46.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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.

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
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

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