Cox's Orange Pippin
This must be the world's most revered apple, originating in Buckinghamshire England in 1825, thought to be an offspring of Ribston Pippin. An attractive strip yellow/orange skin on a yellow background with the characteristic cox's russet around the collar. Crisp juicy flesh when ripe, with a richness that is difficult to describe except it has all the qualities that make it amazing and memorable.
Sweet, acid, with depth of flavour - a complex flavour that other apples are compared to: "Oh yes, it tastes a bit like a cox's", and has become a benchmark against which all others are measured. Ours is the original Cox's who's seeds rattle when the ripe fruit is shaken. Stores well.
- Ripening Time: February - March
- Fertility: Needs a pollinator for itself, produces viable pollen
- Growth Habit: Can be espaliered and kept to 1.5 - 2.5m. Free standing tree grows to around 2 -2.5m tall.
- Rootstock: Dwarfing rootstock
- Chill Tolerance: Normal chill