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.
Important note on size. All my stepovers didnt make sufficient growth, and as such are sold as "small". In the paddock most got up to mid thigh (when in leaf!) and should do just fine. They've been discounted accordingly.
As we grow it on other rootstocks, be sure that you want it as a Step-over.
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|Ripening Time||February - March|
|Fertility||Needs a pollinator (produces viable pollen)|
|Growth Habit||Can be espaliered as a step-over and kept to 0.5m -1m. Free standing tree grows to around 1 -1.5m tall.|
|Chill Tolerance||Normal chill|
|Plant Sizes||Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted|
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