apple 'Cox's Orange Pippin'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
- Ultimate size (M26): 2.7x2.7m (9x9ft)
- Flowering period: April and May
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: first class, juicy, dessert apples (early to mid-October)
- 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 producing arguably the best British eating apple, it prefers a sheltered spot so is not best suited to colder parts of the country.
- 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, so you will need to plant one other different variety of apple to guarantee cross pollination, and a subsequent bumper crop. Ideally this should come from the same pollination group, however it is possible to use one from group B or D as well.