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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
apple 'Cox's Orange Pippin'
Malus are small to medium-sized deciduous trees with showy flowers in spring and ornamental or edible fruit in autumn; some have good autumn foliage colour
'Cox's Orange Pippin' is a desert cultivar in pollination group 3. It needs favourable soil and weather conditions to crop well. Fruit is medium-size with an orange/red flush and red stripes over greenish-yellow, with a rich flavour. Season of use is from October to January
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
It will crop best in a sunny situation. Prefers a warm climate and good soil conditions. The height will depend on the rootstock and training method. Suitable for all training forms, including espalier and fan-trained. Keep a clear area around the trunk of at least 60cm radius. Fruit thinning may be required. For more details see apple cultivation
Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock used will largely determine the size of the tree
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Regular pruning is required - see apple pruning; this cultivar is spur bearing
Pests Aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples
Prone to apple scab, apple canker and powdery mildews. Can be affected by honey fungus
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