Cox Orange Pippin is highly esteemed in England as a dessert apple; produces excellent fruit in cooler summer climates. First grown in 1830 England, by the retired brewer and horticulturist Richard Cox. Medium sized apple, red and yellow, usually striped. The flesh is yellow, firm, crisp, very juicy, richly aromatic and some say almost spicy. Flavor is enhanced when fruit ripens off the tree. When Cox Orange Pippin apples are ripe they can be shaken, the seeds make a rattling sound since the seeds are loosely secured in the apple core. A heavy bearer and one of the best apples for espalier.
||Certified Organic: Our apple trees (exception noted) and few other select fruit trees and berries grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO).
Growing Considerations for Cox's Orange Pippin England 1830
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bloom Period: Midseason
Harvest Period: Midseason
Low Chill: Yes
Storage: 3-4 weeks
Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cider, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating
Origin Date: 1800`s
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)
Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits