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Pixie

Pixie

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.

Pixie apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


How to grow

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.

History

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.

Pixie characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping3 months or more
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Climate typeTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Fruit colourOrange flush
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit