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Cox Orange Pippin Apple Tree

This striking, orange-red apple, with the orange undertone hence the name, has a complex flavor as well. Hints of Melon, Citrus, Berry and Cherry are often described. The Cox is a great choice for fresh eating and is also a popular selection in making cider Self-fruitful in some climates but always sets better with a pollinating variety near by. USDA zone 5 - 9 but has been reported successful in zones 4 and 10 in the right location.
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USDA ZONES: 5-9 Outdoors
 
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Cox Orange Pippin Apple Tree requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.

Description

Malus domestica 'Cox Orange'

Considered by many to be the finest of all dessert apples, the Cox Orange Pippin has been a favorite for almost 200 years. Developed by Richard Cox and introduced around 1825 in Berkshire, England. The Cox was fast to become a favorite in Europe and then with hybridist of the time. Known foremost for its wonderful aroma of flowery sweet complex scents, unsurpassed in any other apple. Late blooming so it misses most late freezes, and ripening in late September to early October. This striking, orange-red apple, with the orange undertone hence the name, has a complex flavor as well. Hints of Melon, Citrus, Berry and Cherry are often described. The Cox is a great choice for fresh eating and is also a popular selection in making cider Self-fruitful in some climates but always sets better with a pollinating variety near by. USDA zone 5 - 9 but has been reported successful in zones 4 and 10 in the right location.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Crisp white
Ripens:
September - October
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:

20 feet tall with at 20 foot spread, can be kept to any height with summer pruning

Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
N/A
Primary USDA Zone Range:
5 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
700 - 900
Size & Spacing

20 feet tall with at 20 foot spread, can be kept to any height with summer pruning

8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning

Planting & Care

Apples tolerate many soil types, but grow best in well-drained, loamy soil. Plant in fill full sun with at least 8 hours of direct sun favoring the morning sun. In hot dry climates protect the Cox orange Pippin from the hot afternoon sun. Cox loves moderately cold winters, moderate summer temperatures, and medium to high humidity. A great selection for coastal Climates. Water regularly, at least weekly for the first year. Mulch to 3 to 4 inches deep and out 3 to 4 feet from the outside of the canopy. Control the size of your tree with regular pruning. Apple trees can live for 100 years or more.

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