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.
Growing Considerations for Cox Orange Pippin apple
USDA Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Pollination: Select another midseason bloom apple variety
Fruit Storage: Fair
Mature Size: 12-15 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-15 ft. if summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Uses: Cider,Fresh eating/ dessert
Rootstock: Semi-dwarf MM 111
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 2-4 years
Shape when shipped: Feathered(side branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper (width around trunk) 4-6 ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*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.
Note on Shipping:
Our apple trees 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 so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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