Pixie is an excellent garden apple for those who like traditional English apple flavors. It is a good substitute variety for Cox's Orange Pippin (its probable parent) but much easier to grow. The flavor has some of the aromatic qualities of Cox's Orange Pippin but is more robust and slightly sharper.
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Pixie is easy to grow and generally untroubled by diseases. The apples tend to be quite small and Pixie has a tendency to over-crop, so it is a good idea to thin the fruitlets in June.
Pixie was developed at the National Fruit Trials at Wisley in Surrey, in 1947. It is thought to be a seedling of Cox's Orange Pippin.