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 red variation with 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.
Note that this variety is grown on dwarfing root stocks as well.
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|Ripening Time||February - March|
|Fertility||Needs a pollinator (produces viable pollen)|
|Growth Habit||Free standing tree growing to around 2 - 3.5m tall and 3-4m wide.|
|Chill Tolerance||Normal chill|
|Plant Sizes||Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted|
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