Questions about Cox's Orange Pippin

Question

I would like to plant a Cox's orange pipin apple tree in my garden. Can you advise which of your trees would best suit. Will one self fertilising tree do?

I want apples to eat and cook with. Is queen cox better.

Which part of a garden and in what soil would this tree best suit.

Also how soon would I expect to see fruit?

Answer

Thanks for your enquiry. Yes, a single self-fertilising tree will be fine. If you are in a town or city you may find there are other apple trees nearby as well, which will help. I think Queen Cox is marginally better, but there is not a lot in it between the different variations of Cox's Orange Pippin. Cox is not the easiest or most reliable of varieties, and you might want to look at one of the alternatives.

However, if you are an enthusiast then only Cox's Orange Pippin will do, and I always think you should plant what you want if possible - some of those other varieties are close in flavour and easier to grow though. Cox's Orange Pippin is really best for eating fresh, although it can be used for juice as well.

Apple trees are not too fussy over soil, but for dessert apples the sunniest part of the garden is preferable.



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