Ellison's Orange apple trees

  • Pick: Mid-season (mid-September)
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners
RHS AGM for Ellison's Orange

Ellison's Orange is a superb traditional English dessert apple, closely related to Cox's Orange Pippin, but with a notably juicier flesh. It has the attractive orange flush so typical of English apples.

Ellison's Orange is known for its background aniseed note which enhances the aromatic complexity so typical of a Cox-style apple. In a good year the flavour of Ellison's Orange makes it one of a very small number of varieties which could truely be put on a par with Cox's Orange Pippin.

Ellison's Orange apple trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock 23.90

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Ellison's Orange

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Long-lived: Yes?

Uses

  • Picking season: Mid?
  • Use / keeping: 1 week?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Drying / Discoloring: No discolor / Good for drying?

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
    1993
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Good resistance?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Ellison's Orange

Ellison's Orange is in flowering group 4. Ellison's Orange is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Ellison's Orange apple trees

Ellison's Orange is a mid-season variety, and generally easy and reliable to grow. It makes a good alternative to the more temperamental Cox's Orange Pippin, and has better disease resistance.

Historical details

Raised by the Reverend Ellison in Lincolnshire, England, c1905. Believed to be a cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and an old French apple variety.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Ellison's Orange'