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. USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Cox Orange Pippin
USDA Zones: 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10
Low Chill: Yes
Uses: Fresh eating, cider, canning and preserves
Harvest Period: Midseason
Bloom Period: Mid to Late
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: England 1830
Disease resistance: Avg.
Storage: 1 month
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side 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.