Cox’s Orange Pippin cordon Apple Trees for sale
Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Cox’s - Englands most famous – and eatable – apple has it’s origins in the early 1800’s in Buckinghamshire. Often considered the most finely flavoured apple of all, to sample Cox’s at it’s best you should pick your own fruits when properly ripe. Most commercial samples sold in shops are brought into refrigeration far too early and do not taste as a Cox should.
Cox’s Orange Pippin cordon trees– Season:
Commercial samples are often yanked from the tree too early which robs them of some of their flavour nuances. For optimum flavour pick around early October and enjoy in storage until January.
Cox’s Orange Pippin – appearance:
Medium green base, becoming yellower, variably covered by orange red flush and stripes. Just alittle russeting may be present.
Cox’s Orange Pippin – flavour
Excitingly dynamic, rich, aromatic and fruity. Cream-yellow flesh. Texture is quite crisp, mellowing the longer it is stored.
A dessert apple that should not be hurried but savoured.
Cropping & Growth
Moderate vigour. Hardy enough but somewhat disease prone.
Cox’s Orange Pippin - Pollination: Pollination group ‘B’ so pollinate with varieties in the same or adjacent groups. Do not rely on cox sports for pollination.
Good varieties to consider for pollination with this variety are: