apple 'Cox's Orange Pippin' self fertile
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
- Ultimate size on M27 rootstock: 1.8 x 1.8m (6 x 6ft)
- Ultimate size on MM106 rootstock: 5.5 x 5.5m (18 x 18ft)
- Flowering period: April and May
- Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection, particularly in colder parts of the country)
- Pollination Group: Partially self fertile - but for a bumper crop use a apple from group C - flowering mid season)
This upright, spreading tree is covered in pure white, cup-shaped flowers in mid and late spring, followed by first class, juicy dessert apples for harvesting in early to mid October. A moderately vigorous variety, which is self-fertile and produces some of the best British eating apples.
- Garden care:Keep the base of the tree weed free, fertilise at the beginning of each year and water regularly during hot, dry spells. Remove damaged or crossing branches during the dormant season.
- Pollination Information:This apple belongs to pollination group C, however it is self fertile, so does not need a pollinating partner to produce a bumper crop of apples. It can also be used to cross-pollinate with other apples in this group.