Cox Orange apple flowers
Cox Orange
Cox Orange æbler
Cox Orange apple flowers
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Cox Orange apple
Cox Orange Pippin, apple
Cox Orange Pippin, apple
Cox Orange Pippin, apple
Cox Orange Pippin, apple
Cox Orange Pippin, apple
Cox Orange apple
Cox Orange apple
Cox Orange apple seeds
Cox Orange apples boiled 10 minutes
Cox Orange apple
Cox Orange apple seeds
Cox Orange apples boiled 10 minutes
     

Cox Orange Pippin, apple

The word pippin are used to describe a seed planted apple. One of the most famous of these is the Cox's Orange Pippin derived from a seed of Ripston Pippin sown by a retired brewer Richard Cox in Colnbrook in Buckinghamshire around 1825. The male variety are believed to be Blenheim Orange.

Cox Orange had arrived in Odense, Denmark in 1867, and in 1920 it was the most grown variety in Danish nurseries. It was for many years the most widely grown variety in this country, in England and Holland. It will not be as good in countries with warmer climates further south, although it likes a warm Danish summer.

Over time, there emerged several clones of Cox Orange, with particularly a red to crimson colors which are clones of the original Cox Orange. In 1902 appeared one Red Cox Orange with fruit grower Rasmus Dall in Sdr Bjært, Kolding. Nursery P. Kortegård, Blangsted, Odense, have multiplied and spread one Red Cox's Orange, which may be the same variant that arose from Sdr Bjært, Kolding. In 1913, originated in England a deep red variant, called Crimson Cox. This clone has been widely used in Denmark, but it is said that the taste can not quite measure the original Cox Orange. In England, also emerged a more colorful clone called Queen Cox. It is primarily this clone that is sold in nurseries today. The clone differs from the original by having more color and be partially self-pollinating. The quality should be equivalent to the original Cox Orange. In Sweden, emerged a great fruits clone.

The tree growth is medium. Will it be allowed to take care of themselves, it forms a broad dense crown with overhanging branches.

The tree blooms late in the season. The flowers are white and flower buds beautiful rosy.

The apples are small to medium size and regular round. The color is yellow-green with a red-orange cheek on fairly mature fruits. The apple may be partially covered by russet, especially around the stem. There are new clones with stronger red-orange sunny side.

Cox's Orange have solid, semi-dry and sweet flesh with a strong aroma. It is an incredibly tasty eating apple, but is also excellent for baking, desserts, salads, etc.. Keeps its shape well during frying, baking and cooking.

It is often described as difficult to grow, but my experience is that it is an excellent garden variety that provides many scab free apples, if it is given good growing conditions.

The apple is picked in mid-September and can be saved to January. Optimal eating quality in Week 44 - 50 (UK).

Cox Orange still belongs among the best apples available.





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