Cox's Orange stepover
Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple Trees for sale
Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitche/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the smallest avaailable rootstock, M27. Plant 120-150cm’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 – 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. Here are some good varieties to pollinate Cox's orange: