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A real gem! When fully ripe, the fresh, crisp flesh is a spectacular bright pink-red colour, with dramatic white flashes running through it. Unlike many red-fleshed apples that have been bred in the past this delicious and visually stunning apple has a lovely sweet flavour. Apple 'Pixirosso' is a vigorous grower with pretty red blossom and attractive red foliage. The fruits can be harvested from October.
Grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock, the crowns of 'Pixirosso' apple trees are easily reached to prune, spray and pick your delicious fruit. Apple 'Pixirosso' is not self fertile so it is best grown with another mid season flowering group variety to ensure good pollination. 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. Height and spread: 2m (6') Rootstock: M9.
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 4 years.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Kitchen Garden, Wildlife Gardens
Up to 200cm (78.7in)
Up to 200cm (78.7in)
Easy for all
A little experience
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Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed and water apple trees during particularly dry periods.
Pruning apple trees begins immediately after planting. Remove the central stem to just above the highest side branch. For the following 3 years, prune only the tips of the remaining main branches by one third in winter. Aim for about six main branches which will form the frame of your tree, with fruiting sub branches growing off of them. From the fourth year, some sub branches can be pruned out at the union where they join the main branch, to allow new sub branches to take their place.
In order to produce the best quality, largest apples, the fruits should be thinned in July leaving two apples remaining per cluster.
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Pixirosso after a few years 2015-05-07
I bought this years ago and kept it in a pot. It never did particularly well until last year I put it in the ground and this year it is overflowing with apples. It is in full sun against a fence and seems very happy.
T&M replied on 2015-07-07: Thank you very much for taking the time to post your feedback. I am glad that you are happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.
Excellent packaging. Planted bare root Thursday and there were loads of little pink everywhere by the following thursday. Brilliant!
I agree , it came well packaged within a few days of ordering , it looks fantastic and growing well , beautiful pink flowers that smell wonderful , really happy with purchase .
Apple 'Pixirosso' Malus domestica 2011-07-06
Arrived very well packaged. Large healthy tree with plenty of branches and buds, root system large and healthy. Has settled in very well and buds are starting to open a week after planting, very pleased with service and product.
Fabulous Apple tree 2011-06-28
Beautiful tree arrived within days of ordering. tree had been carefully packed and pruned for easy growing. The tree is settled in its patio tub and is covered in a mass of pretty dark red flowers. I would buy this for its appearance as well as the apples as it is a beautiful addition to any garden.