The finest tasting dessert apple
Rich aromatic flavour and crisp, juicy texture
Well suited to the temperate UK climate
Pollination Group 3 - Eating Apple
Height Up to 250cm (98.4in)
Spread Up to 250cm (98.4in)
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Regarded to be the finest tasting dessert apple, the rich aromatic flavour and crisp, juicy texture set this apple apart from other varieties. Apple 'Cox's Orange Pippin' produces medium sized, orange-red fruits with thin skins. Although not considered to be the easiest variety to grow, it is well suited to the temperate UK climate, producing a good crop that can be harvested from September for immediate use and store for a short period too.
Grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock, the crowns of 'Cox's Orange Pippin' apple trees are easily reached to prune, spray and pick your delicious fruit. 'Cox's Orange Pippin' is not self-fertile so for the heaviest crops it is best grown with another variety such as 'Braeburn'. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as suitable pollinator.Root wrap plant supplied. Height and spread: 2.5m (8') Rootstock: M9.
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.
Culinary note: A top pick for purees, tarts and tarte tatin becasue of its great all round taste and texture. Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
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Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.
2 x 12 litre potted apple plants (MM106 Rootstock) (TKA3257)
1 x 12 litre potted apple plant (MM106 Rootstock) (KA0851)
1 bare root apple tree (M9 Rootstock) (14275)
1 x 12 litre potted apple tree (M26 Rootstock) (KB2290)
1 x 24cm potted low stem apple plant (M9 Rootstock) (KB9917)
These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. Set these at the same level as they were in the nursery field – you should see a soil line at the base of the stem. Stake trees, taller shrubs and roses to prevent root disturbance.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.
For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.
Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3
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