apple 'Cox's Orange Pippin' self fertile

apple Cox's Orange Pippin

mm106 12lt (bush)
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • 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. The main prune should be done in the winter as long as it isn't frosty or freezing. Take out the 3D’s (dead, dying and diseased wood) and create an open shape. Then reduce the leaders back by a third. Aim to create an airy structure without any crisscrossing branches.
    Summer prune in August by shortening any side shoots (or laterals) which are longer than 20cm back to three leaves. This will allow the sun to ripen the fruit and encourage more fruit buds. Make sure that the growth you’re cutting away feels firm to the touch.

  • 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.

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