Cox Orange Pippin Apple Tree

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Finest Dessert Fruit Cox Orange Pippin Apple Tree!

  • Yellow Fruit With Orange Red Blush
  • Excellent Dessert Apple
  • Complex Rich Flavor of Sweet Orange & Mango!
  • Upright Growth
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Fragrant Pink Buds Open White
  • Cold Hardy & Full Sun
  • Antique Variety
  • Pollinators Flock to the Blooms
  • Firm Texture & Medium-Sized
  • ~800 Chill Hours
  • Cider, Sauce, Baked & Fresh-Eating!

A classic English Apple, often regarded as the finest of all dessert apples, remains unsurpassed for its richness and complexity of flavor!

Cox Orange Pippin Apple Tree (Malus 'Cox's Orange Pippin') has a striking, attractive orange-red coloring and is definitely a superb looking and extremely tasty Apple. Its medium-sized fruit has yellow skin blushed with orange-red and striped with crimson brown. Turning redder the longer they remain on the tree.

This chance seedling has been growing since the 19th century and does well in cool summers and coastal areas.

Grown for cider, cooking, and eating. The fine-textured, creamy white flesh ripens mid-fall to early winter and will not tolerate extreme cold, heat or low humidity. A heavy bearing variety, you'll have a good crop in no time!

Sweet, slightly tart and sometimes described as almost spicy, the flesh is creamy-yellow, firm and juicy with a crisp texture. This is not just a tasty fruit, but aromatic as well! Often paired with both savory recipes, it has been noted as pairing excellently with pork dishes.

Create incredible pies and tarts, pastries and other baked recipes! Often used in England to make chutney, your jams, apple butter and preserves will gain some vintage flavor with these versatile apples that puree beautifully! Juice or create your own cider, or simply eat right off the tree!

This upright, spreading tree has lovely deciduous foliage with a touch of fall color. In fall, it is covered in pure white, cup-shaped flowers in mid and late spring, followed by first-class, juicy dessert apples for harvesting in early to mid-October.

One neat feature is when shaken, the seeds rattle inside the ripe fruit!

How to Use Cox Orange Pippin Apple Tree In The Landscape

Gorgeous trees on their own as specimens and accent plants, the beautiful spring bloom of these fantastic mid-sized trees are suitable for average-sized gardens. Home orchards and edible landscaping are great for these vintage trees!

Plant near your garden and patio to provide shade and ornamental blooms. Anchor large plantings with these beautiful trees and enjoy watching your family pick their own apples each September!

Why not plant a specimen tree near a window to enjoy its beautiful look from close up? The pretty spring flowers and developing fruit are so interesting. Keep things easy for yourself by removing any lawn and placing mulch underneath Apple trees.

Nothing is like a home-grown sweet and juicy apple straight from the tree and warmed by the sunshine! Picked a bit earlier, these take on a more sweet-tart flavor and store nicely and firmer for baking and preserves. Pick later and they're sweet and fantastic for fresh eating and sauces!

Plant long rows of these lovely trees along your drive or the side of your property. Providing beautiful privacy and beauty in the spring, summer and fall!

We bet your family and friends will certainly help you enjoy that fresh fruit! Create a hedges by planting several varieties 15 feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

Fantastic dual-purpose gardening, fragrant flowers, handsome foliage, a touch of fall color and wonderful landscape form, you won't go wrong including a modest-sized Apple tree into your garden plans this year!

Save room for one of Cox Orange Pippins pollinators, an early-blooming variety, it works best with Fuji, Granny Smith and Honeycrisp Apples!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Fruit trees need full sun, 8 plus hours a day of sunshine provide the most blooms and the largest yields.

Morning sun is especially good for fruit trees. The drying power of the morning sun will quickly dry off the foliage. Keep the leaves dry when you can.

Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9, these trees thrive throughout most of North America. Good disease resistance and low maintenance, this Apple variety is fantastic for the home gardener.

Moderate moisture needs, protect your investment and boost yields by not allowing your tree to endure drought at all. A thick layer of mulch over the root system insulates the roots from heat and cold, plus holds in more moisture!

Any well-drained soil and organically rich medium are great for these trees! If you need to improve drainage, create a raised garden bed to plant in. Mound up the soil to 18 inches high and 3 feet wide. Plant in that mound.

Prune in summer to keep the height where you want it. Tip prune to an outside-facing bud. These trees are often trained as Espalier and can be kept trained smaller for smaller yards!

Most pruning is done to keep the canopy open to increase air circulation, reducing fungal issues and disease.

Cox Orange Pippin Apple Tree is an ornamental apple and beautiful landscape tree! Add vintage flavor and beauty to your recipes with this hardy tree from Nature Hills today!

Cox Orange Pippin Apple Tree Frequently Asked Questions

When to Plant Cox Orange Pippin Apple Trees

Planting Bareroot trees as soon as you can dig a hole in spring and until hot weather, the earlier the better. Plant container Apple trees throughout the growing season with complete success - that is the benefit of container plants - to extend the planting season. Your County Agricultural Extension Office is a great resource for first and last frost dates in your area.

How to Plant Cox Orange Pippin Apple Trees

Dig a large hole only as deep as needed to accommodate the bareroot or container root ball, and twice as wide. Add Nature Hills Root Booster to speed root establishment. Remove the pot or bag and situate it into the hole so the top of the soil (soil line if bareroot), is level with the new location's soil being careful not to plant too deep. Water in again very well and backfill with the same soil you dug up, tamping down gently to ensure there are no air pockets.

Top off with a 3-4 inch thick layer of Arborist mulch. Consider staking your tree to keep its trunk growing straight for the first year to ensure it stands tall against strong winds and drifting snow.

When to Prune Cox Orange Pippin Apple Trees

Trim off any broken branches from delivery as soon as you take them out of the box. Prune and trim apple trees while dormant, in late winter or early spring, before you see new growth.

How to Prune Cox Orange Pippin Apple Trees

Dormant prune to:

  • Remove any double leaders or narrow crotch angles
  • Eliminate any crossing branches
  • Thin interior branching and leave the fruiting spurs and strong branches in place opening up the canopy
  • Branching at least 24-36 inches above the ground

Prune Apple trees in the summer to:

  • Control size and shape by reducing the length of longer new growth on vigorous trees
  • Remove water sprouts on the main trunk or older branches in the crown
  • Remove suckers at the base of the trunk
  • Thin fruit during heavy years on established trees

How to Care for Cox Orange Pippin Apple Trees

Growing an apple tree is easy when proper soil, good drainage, attention to moisture, and regular fertility are maintained. Once you've chosen an apple tree that works for your climate, in the size you need for your landscape, and its pollinator (if needed), then you've accomplished half the battle!

  • Apple trees do best in full sun and well-drained soil
  • Water your apple trees when it gets dry - especially during the fruit production stage, and drought periods to keep it stress-free
  • Use arborists' wood chips to mulch over the roots of your apples and have your soil tested to see what your soil may be lacking before adding fertilizers
  • Maintenance pruning and shaping

Apple trees will tolerate a wide range of soils, so long as water and nutrients are not limited and the pH level is adequate.

How to Fertilize Cox Orange Pippin Apple Trees

For the first year, water alone is most important. It is always best to get a soil test to see what your soil is lacking before adding more fertilizers. Once established, a fertilizer routine may be beneficial. We do offer some excellent slow-release organic options, applied according to the package directions.

Fruit trees need more phosphate and it's possible to apply too much nitrogen which affects the soil's pH. Test soil acidity or alkalinity using a pH Tester.

Fertilize in spring when you first see new growth emerging.

  • Don't overdo it
  • Phosphates are your friends
  • Pay attention to pH in areas with extremely high or low soil pH
  • Follow the directions

Cox Orange Pippin Apple Tree Pollinating Info

Cox Orange Pippin is not self-fruiting and needs a pollinating partner. Pair with one of these varieties:

Harvest Times for Cox Orange Pippin Apple Trees

Cox Orange Pippin's are typically ready to harvest in mid August through September.

Early-Season? Mid-Season? Late-Season? The terminology can be confusing for new apple tree growers. Weather, climate and your tree determine when it's ripe.

For Apples:

  • Early-season is usually June-July
  • Mid-season can be August-September
  • Late-season can be from late September-November

The growing season consists of spring, summer, and fall, and varies with climate and weather. Areas with longer growing seasons in the warmer hardiness zones can greatly affect the harvest times for each particular apple variety grown in your area. Learn which growing zone you are in.

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Cox Orange Pippin Apple Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus 'Cox's Orange Pippin'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 to 5 years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes