Mendocino Cox apples are easier to grow bud sport of the Cox Orange Pippin. The Mendocino Cox apple is striped red over yellow, this is crisper, later and a better keeper than Cox's Orange Pippin. The Mendocino Cox apple tree has a spreading habit lending itself to improved branch angles for fruiting. The flavor is equally intense as the original Cox Orange Pippin. Mendocino Cox apple trees also do well in warmer interiors compared with Cox. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Mendocino Cox apple trees for sale.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Mendocino Cox
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cider, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Late
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Storage: 1-2 months
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 Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
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.