Espalier or fan trees are used against a wall; you will need not less than 180 x 180cm’s for a fan or espalier tree. Please note we do not supply ready trained trees; this Pixie apple tree is a young tree suitable for training yourself, in situ. Such trees usually settle to cropping within 2 or 3 seasons.
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: