Cox's Orange Pippin
England 1830


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The Cox Orange Pippin apple tree continues to be highly esteemed in England as the premier dessert apple. The Cox Orange Pippin apple tree was first discovered as a little seedling in England in the 1830's, by the retired brewer and horticulturist Richard Cox. The Cox Orange Pippin apple is a medium to small  sized fruit, 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.  Expect a few apples to crack on blossom end. The Cox Orange Pippin apple tree is a heavy bearer and one of the best apples for espalier. It has all the ingredients for great pie apple, but the fruit is relatively small for processing. Best for eating out of hand and cider.  Please see below for further information on our organically grown Cox Orange Pippin apple trees for sale. Please note: remaining trees around 3-4 ft. 

CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) 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) species. Reg. #40-002449

Growing Considerations for Cox's Orange Pippin
England 1830

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cider, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating

Harvest Period: Midseason

Low Chill: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Origin Date: 1800`s

Storage: 3-4 weeks

Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *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.

Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

Shipping Note:  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.

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Susan Kritzik
5 of 5 Stars
Such a fine eating apple! The complexity of the flavor is amazing. Kind of like fruit salad. There are hints of all kinds of fruit, like pineapple and banana, as well as tart-sweet apple. I have not cooked with this as we eat them all fresh. Grown in the Bay Area of N California.


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.