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Pixie apple trees

Pixie has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritPixie is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 1993
Pixie produces lots of small Cox-style apples, easy to grow and keep well.
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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.

Pixie is an excellent garden apple for those who like traditional English apple flavours. It is a good substitute variety for Cox's Orange Pippin (its probable parent) but much easier to grow.

The flavour has some of the aromatic qualities of Cox's Orange Pippin but is more robust - a good choice if you prefer a slightly sharper apple.

Red Pixie is a sport of the original variety, identical in flavour and growth characteristics, but with a more pronounced red colouring.

How to grow

Pixie is easy to grow and generally untroubled by diseases. The apples tend to be quite small and Pixie has a tendency to over-crop, so it is a good idea to thin the fruitlets in June.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Pixie was developed at the National Fruit Trials at Wisley in Surrey, in 1947. It is thought to be a seedling of Cox's Orange Pippin.

Pixie characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Blossom colourPink - light
  • Fruit colourOrange flush
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)