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  • apple Cox's Orange Pippin
  • Eventual height: 2.7m
  • Eventual spread: 2.7m

apple 'Cox's Orange Pippin'

apple Cox's Orange Pippin

Perfect for pollinators £19.99
Pot size bare root m26 (bush)
bare root m26 (bush)
  • 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
  • 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.
    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, 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.

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