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  • Eventual height: 4m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

apple 'Cox's Orange Pippin' self fertile

apple Cox's Orange Pippin

Perfect for pollinators
bare root MM106 £39.99

This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Ultimate size on M106 rootstock: 4x3m (12 x 9ft)
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Hardiness: frost hardy - may need winter protection, particularly in colder parts of the country
  • Pollination Group: this apple belongs to pollination group 3 (late flowering), however it is partially self fertile

    Reliably producing a generous crop of orange flushed fruit, which have an aromatic, juicy and crisp flesh, 'Cox's Orange Pippin' is often hailed as being one of the best British eating apples. A self-fertile form, it's great for smaller gardens, however where sapce allows, it will produce an even heftier crop when teamed with a pollination partner.

  • 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 3, however it is partially self fertile, so does not need a pollinating partner to produce a crop of apples. For a bumper crop, it can be cross-pollinated with other apples in this group.