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Cox Orange Pippin Apple Tree

Cox Orange Pippin Apple Tree

Old Fashioned Dessert Apple

Semi-Dwarf on M111 rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-9
  • Chill hours: 700-900
  • Bloom Time: Late (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: September-early October
  • Looks: Orange-red to bright-red over yellow
  • Personality: Firm, juicy, sweet, rich flavor, not tart, with a distinctive aroma.
  • Facts of note: Old English dessert apple introduced in 1825. Prefers a moderate climate. Superb dessert apple also great for cider and fresh eating. Begins to fruit in 2 years.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful in some climates but always sets better with a pollinating variety near by.

Growing Pippin apples, especially the esteemed Cox Orange Pippin, is an art steeped in history and flavor. Let's delve into nurturing these trees for a bountiful harvest.

Introduction to Pippin Apples:

  • The Cox Orange Pippin, a descendant of the 19th-century Albemarle Pippin, stands as an iconic apple variety celebrated for its complex flavor profile.

Variety Characteristics:

  • Cox Orange Pippin Tree: Semi-dwarf on M111 rootstock, suited for Zones 5-9.

  • Chill Requirements: Flourishes with 700-900 chill hours.

  • Bloom Time: Typically blooms late, aligning with Central Valley California's weather pattern.

  • Harvest Season: Expect ripe fruits between September and early October.

Visual Aspects:

  • The apple exhibits an enticing appearance, transitioning from orange-red to bright-red hues over a yellow base.

Flavor and Attributes:

  • Personality-wise, it offers firmness, juiciness, and a noteworthy sweetness, rich in flavor with a distinctive aroma.

  • This heirloom apple variety doesn't carry a tartness, making it an excellent choice for dessert consumption.

  • It's an Old English dessert apple that made its debut in 1825, praised for its flavor and versatility. Ideal for cider and fresh eating.

Noteworthy Facts:

  • This apple thrives in moderate climates, preferring conditions that aren't extreme.

  • Cox Orange Pippin demonstrates its fruiting prowess, yielding its first harvest in just two years.

Pollination Requirements:

  • While it can self-pollinate in certain climates, optimal fruit set is often achieved with a pollinating variety nearby.

Historical Significance:

  • Renowned historical figures like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington had a penchant for apple-growing, with Jefferson documenting his enthusiasm for the Newtown Pippin.

  • The Newtown Pippin, a yellow-green apple originating from Long Island, was presented by Andrew Stevenson, an American Minister, as a gift to Queen Victoria.

  • The Albemarle Pippin, hailing from Albemarle County, Virginia, was a cherished 18th-century American apple variety.

Growing Pippin apples is an homage to an illustrious past and a testament to the enduring legacy of these apples in the United States. With their rich history and exceptional flavors, these trees continue to captivate orchard enthusiasts and apple lovers alike.

 

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

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Description

Semi-Dwarf on M111 rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-9
  • Chill hours: 700-900
  • Bloom Time: Late (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: September-early October
  • Looks: Orange-red to bright-red over yellow
  • Personality: Firm, juicy, sweet, rich flavor, not tart, with a distinctive aroma.
  • Facts of note: Old English dessert apple introduced in 1825. Prefers a moderate climate. Superb dessert apple also great for cider and fresh eating. Begins to fruit in 2 years.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful in some climates but always sets better with a pollinating variety near by.

Growing Pippin apples, especially the esteemed Cox Orange Pippin, is an art steeped in history and flavor. Let's delve into nurturing these trees for a bountiful harvest.

Introduction to Pippin Apples:

  • The Cox Orange Pippin, a descendant of the 19th-century Albemarle Pippin, stands as an iconic apple variety celebrated for its complex flavor profile.

Variety Characteristics:

  • Cox Orange Pippin Tree: Semi-dwarf on M111 rootstock, suited for Zones 5-9.

  • Chill Requirements: Flourishes with 700-900 chill hours.

  • Bloom Time: Typically blooms late, aligning with Central Valley California's weather pattern.

  • Harvest Season: Expect ripe fruits between September and early October.

Visual Aspects:

  • The apple exhibits an enticing appearance, transitioning from orange-red to bright-red hues over a yellow base.

Flavor and Attributes:

  • Personality-wise, it offers firmness, juiciness, and a noteworthy sweetness, rich in flavor with a distinctive aroma.

  • This heirloom apple variety doesn't carry a tartness, making it an excellent choice for dessert consumption.

  • It's an Old English dessert apple that made its debut in 1825, praised for its flavor and versatility. Ideal for cider and fresh eating.

Noteworthy Facts:

  • This apple thrives in moderate climates, preferring conditions that aren't extreme.

  • Cox Orange Pippin demonstrates its fruiting prowess, yielding its first harvest in just two years.

Pollination Requirements:

  • While it can self-pollinate in certain climates, optimal fruit set is often achieved with a pollinating variety nearby.

Historical Significance:

  • Renowned historical figures like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington had a penchant for apple-growing, with Jefferson documenting his enthusiasm for the Newtown Pippin.

  • The Newtown Pippin, a yellow-green apple originating from Long Island, was presented by Andrew Stevenson, an American Minister, as a gift to Queen Victoria.

  • The Albemarle Pippin, hailing from Albemarle County, Virginia, was a cherished 18th-century American apple variety.

Growing Pippin apples is an homage to an illustrious past and a testament to the enduring legacy of these apples in the United States. With their rich history and exceptional flavors, these trees continue to captivate orchard enthusiasts and apple lovers alike.

 

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

Apples are generally late blooming. Need full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate fertility. Thin fruit to maximize quality and size. Susceptible to codling moth, apple scab, powdery mildew, and gophers. Generally cross-fertile, which means that the variety is not pollinated best only by itself, but by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. Browse all our apple trees for sale.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (888) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 5.0 lb

Dimensions: 55.5"L x 7.3"W x 2.75"H

Features

  • Self-fruitful

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 5 - 9
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Chill Hours Needed : 700-900 hours
Fruit Bearing : Spur
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 2-3 Years
Tree Size : Semi-dwarf

Planting & Care

Useful Information

Guarantee

Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee

* Claim deadline is June 15th

We guarantee that your dormant tree or plant will arrive in good, viable condition. If your tree arrives in substandard condition, notify us within 3 days of delivery. Please email pictures of the box, inside packaging, the tree and its roots to helpdesk@groworganic.com.  We will investigate your claim and process a request to exchange or refund the damaged product.

If your dormant tree or plant has not grown new leaves by June 15th, you may be eligible for our Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee. This guarantee provides for a store credit for the purchase price of the tree, excluding shipping. Please see the Instructions below.

Important Dates:

  • April 1st Dormant trees/plants must be planted in the ground
  • May 15th Perform scratch test, if no new leaves have grown
  • June 15th Deadline to apply for a dormant tree/plant credit

All required documentation must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. Claims or documentation received after June 15th will be denied, without exception. Instructions listed below

Terms and Conditions

We cannot guarantee that your tree or plant will remain alive and healthy after it is received, or bear fruit as there are too many variables in your environment that are beyond our control (i.e. soil preparation, weed and pest control, proper irrigation, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your growing zone, proper choice of pollinator, extreme weather, rodent damage, disease, etc.). 

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a replacement tree/plant of the same species either that same growing season or in future years. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees associated with replacement trees and plants. 

If we determine that the tree you purchased directly from us is not viable, we will issue you a store credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of the affected dormant tree or plant. Shipping is not included in the dormant tree/plant guarantee. Store credits can be used to purchase any product we sell and are valid for use only until July 1st of the following year.

Historically, 98% of our dormant trees and plants grow and thrive when they have been cared for and planted using our growing guides. Dormant trees and plants must be planted in the ground by April 1st in order to be eligible for credit. If the ground in your area is still frozen solid, you may temporarily plant your tree or plant in a pot. 

Potted, non-dormant trees or plants are excluded from this guarantee as they are not dormant at the time of shipment. Evergreen trees such as citrus, avocado and olive trees are not available for credit under the Dormant Tree and Plant Guarantee. 

Instructions

We guarantee that your dormant fruit tree or plant will leaf out, if you care for it according to our growing guides. In the unlikely event that your dormant tree or plant does not have leaves by May 15th, follow these simple steps to apply for a store credit:

Before you call or email, please perform a “scratch test” to determine if the tree or plant is still alive. This video shows how to check for live tissue under the bark. Scratch tests need to be done a few inches above and below the graft. 

Green Cambium Layer / Living Trees

If the cambium layer under the bark is green, give your tree a little more time. It is still alive, but hasn’t come out of dormancy yet. Check to make sure that it is getting the right amount of deep root water, enough sunlight and that the weather is warm enough for that type of tree/plant to come out of dormancy. Every tree has its own personality and will come out of dormancy at different times. Be sure to submit the required documentation listed below by June 15th, if it doesn’t grow leaves.

Brown Cambium Layer / Dead Trees

If the scratch test shows a brown cambium layer or if your dormant tree/plant doesn’t have leaves by June 1st, please email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com. All required documentation listed below must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. To be considered for the guarantee claim, all required documentation must be received by June 15th.  Incomplete submissions will be denied.

Required Documentation

  1. Order number
  2. Name of dormant tree/plant and the quantity affected
  3. Photos of each tree or plant showing: 
    1. The roots (tree or plant must be pulled out of the ground)
    2. The scratch test areas
    3. The entire tree/plant

We reserve the right to not issue credit for items that have already been replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

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Alwyn
First of my trees to produce!

I planted several apple trees of different varieties in 2021. This was the first of them to produce apples. I had quite a few immature ones fall off, but it produced 8 full sized apples in 2022. They didn't have as much red on them as the Cox's Orange Pippin apples I was used to seeing from the UK, but tasted fairly similar. They were somewhat larger and slightly less sweet, although still really good. They are decidedly better than anything you can get at the store around here, with the possible exception of Cosmic Crisps. It will be interesting to see what the next year is like. One thing to note, these supposedly ripen in early fall but for me here in the Willamette Valley they didn't taste fully ripe until November. Will try to remember to report back in future years. The tree itself is growing fantastically, I'm super happy with it.

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