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 Pixie apple tree is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
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