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:
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.