Cox Orange Pippin Apple
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Economy or Premium SelectionEconomy - rooted into its pot but a further season before moving up a pot size.
Premium - more growth in its pot. More mature than Economy
Cox’s Orange Pippin is the original apple Cox that has spawned so many variations that have that famous ‘Cox’ taste. Originally grown by a Mr Richard in Buckinghamshire around 1825. The parentage of the original Cox apple is unknown but the apple Ribston Pippin is regarded as probable. It quickly became a firm favourite during the Victorian times with centres of Edit Edit Production in the Vale of Evesham as well as Kent. A classic good looking apple with crisp flesh and bright red and carmine streaks over deep yellow green skin but it is its flavour that makes Cox apples stand out. Strongly aromatic with flavour hints of cherry, pear, mango, melon and much more. Probably best eaten within a few weeks of picking as flavour can diminish on keeping.
Not an easy or reliable apple to grow but if you are prepared to give it care and site it well, then worth the effort. An interesting quirk with a true Cox Orange Pippin apple is when ripe apples are shaken, the seeds make a rattling sound as they are more or less ’free’ inside the core
Our Apple Cox’s Orange Pippin bare rooted trees are lifted at the start of the bare root season in November, when the apple trees become dormant, and made available through to March the following year. This period is the ideal time for economical planting. You will however have to wait a year to pick your crop as bare root trees cannot be picked in their first year. For all year round planting why not choose from our selection of container grown apple trees. They do cost more but are older, more established and ready to crop.
We use and recommend planting with friendly myccorrhizal fungi such as Rootgrow. This helps to produce a stronger root system thereby aiding establishment. We also use and can supply Blood, Fish and Bone - a tried and trusted natural all round fertilizer. Alternatively, to help give your tree the best start you can incorporate our carefully blended mix of compost to help give your tree all the vital nutrients and minerals it needs to flourish in your garden. It is good practice to firmly secure and support your tree with a good stake and tie to aid in its establishment. Download our planting guide to help you with any questions that you may have or call us on the number below and we will be pleased to help.
|Rootstock||Our Apple trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks|
|Origin ||England, 1825|
|Growth Habit ||Semi Vigorous|
|Harvest Time ||October |
|Bare Root Maiden ||A young single stemmed first year tree ||£15.50|
|Bare Root Feathered Maiden||A second year or older tree, pruned to create multiple small side branches||£19.75|
|Bare Root Half Standard ||An establishing tree with a clear stem, older than a feathered. It has been pruned and worked in the nursery by skilled hands to start creating the crown of the tree. A good ready shaped and finished tree for you to enjoy. ||£32.00|
|15 Litre Pot||A semi formed tree which has started bearing fruit.||£42.00|