Pixie apple trees


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Pixie apple trees
This variety has a loyal following as it has a very good Cox-type flavour but is easier to grow well. The name refers to the size of the apples, which are no more than moderately sized, not the growth of the tree which is normal.

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Selected at RHS Gardens Wisley in 1947, probably a Cox’s or Sunset seedling and considered superior to either parent. The name refers to the size of the apples, which are small, not the growth.

Pixie Apple tree – Season:

Mid October to December.

Pixie - appearance:

Cox-like with red flush and stripes over a green background.

Pixie apple trees – flavour:

Intensely aromatic and rich, firmer texture than a Cox..


A classic cooker but also enjoyed as a dessert late in the season.

Cropping & Growth

Moderately vigorous. Good cropper.

Pixie - Pollination: ‘C’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties:

Charles Ross

Pitmaston Pineapple


Lord Derby

Merton Knave


Kidds Orange Red

Tree sizes for Pixie Apple trees for sale:

M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.

M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermediate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.

M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.

MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.


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