Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple Tree
An award-winning, English dessert apple, Cox’s Orange Pippin bears delicious, sweet-tart fruit with crisp and aromatic flesh. Great for fresh eating and drying, Cox’s Orange also makes tasty sauce and cider. Cox’s Orange ripens in September and can be stored until January.
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Latin Name: Malus pumila
Site and Soil: All apples like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: M-111
Pollination Requirements: All apples need another variety nearby for pollination. Neighboring trees often offer sufficient pollen for good fruit set. Consider Mason Bees to help pollinate and increase fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity:Dwarf 8-12ft. / Semi-dwarf 12-16 ft.
Taste: Sweet-tart, crisp, aromatic
Fruit Skin: Orange-red blush
Fruit Flesh: White
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Cox’s Orange Pippin can be affected by Apple Scab. Apple Scab is more prevalent in regions with wet springs, like we have in the Pacific Northwest. While it doesn’t seriously affect the eating quality of the fruit, it can cause black spots on the apples and foliage. Apple Scab can be controlled by sulfur and other sprays. Codling Moth can create wormy apples and aphids can damage the foliage of apple trees.
USDA Zone: 4-8