Cox's Orange Pippin' Dessert Apple Tree - 9L Pot

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'Cox's Orange Pippin' Dessert Apple Tree - 9L Pot

Cox's Orange Pippin is a reliable and traditional apple tree variety, renowned for producing good crops of fresh fruits with excellent flavour and an attractive appearance. The apples are of a medium size in an orange-red colour, which become carmine mottled over a deep yellow background. The flesh is very aromatic, fine-grained, crisp and very juicy. They are of a moderately acidic flavour, which becomes softer and milder when mature. Cox's Orange Pippin is one of the best in quality of the English dessert apples. They taste great eaten as they are, or sliced and used in a salad.

  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Rootstock: M26 - semi-dwarfing
  • Flowering Period: Spring (April - May)
  • Harvesting Period: October
  • Season of Use: October - January
  • Growing Habit: Bush, cordon, espalier, fan
  • Flower Colour: White/pink
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2.4m - 3m
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
  • Light Requirements: Full sun
  • Soil Requirements: Neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: Moist, well-drained, moderately fertile
Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrizal Fungi
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  • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Primrose Guides


Planting and Care

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun. Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established. Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems. Keep a planting distance of 2.4m-3.6m with 4.5m between rows.

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. For guidance on pruning your fruit tree please click here to see our guide. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.


Fruit trees will only produce fruit if their flowers have been pollinated. This is usually done by flying insects such as honey bees, bumblebees, flies, wasps etc. Some apple trees are self-fertile while others require a pollinating partner from the same pollination group. This tree is self-pollinating; it produces compatible flowers that can pollinate each other. However, even self-fertile varieties tend to crop better when another cultivar is planted nearby for pollination. Although this is not necessary to produce fruit, it will offer improved crops. The two trees will have to be near each other for the pollination process to be successful.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits taste best when freshly picked from their branches. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Fruit plants are a valuable addition to any garden, bearing in mind that they do not only provide fruits, but also make a bold statement in garden arrangements by producing clouds of pink and white flowers, which at the slightest breeze fall like raindrops. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.


Fruit trees are generally budded or grafted onto a rootstock by the nursery, this means the roots of the tree are a different plant to the trunk, branches and fruit. Rootstocks help you to control the size of your tree to a certain extent. This apple tree is on a M26 semi-dwarfing rootstock which means that its ultimate height will be around 2.2-3 metres. This rootstock is one of the best choices for a good sized apple tree. It does not need much looking after once established and only needs a permanent stake if used in light soils. By sticking two plants together, one that has good roots and one that has good fruit, it ensures that you get what you pay for. For more information about fruit tree rootstocks please click here to see our guides.

Newly Planted Tree

Here at Primrose we planted some young trees so that we could document how they grew over the next few years. This is an image of a newly planted tree that was planted in March and is roughly how your tree will look when it arrives.

3 Months Later

As you can see there has already been a lot of tree growth after only three months. We are going to continue to document the growth of the trees that were planted. This means that you can compare and see what your tree should look like at various stages of growth.

How to Plant a Potted Tree

A containerised tree can be planted at any point during the year unlike a bare root one. As long as the ground that it is planted in is not frozen or waterlogged the tree should be able to establish itself in any season. When planting your tree make sure that it has been watered and that it is in a suitable position where it can recieve plenty of sunshine and shelter from cold winds. For more information about planting your containerised tree please click here to see our guides.

Customer Reviews
Rating: 4/5

"The tree looks healthy and I am sure we will enjoy the Cox's Orange pippin when it has grown in to a mature apple."

Reviewed Monday, 15 January 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Lovely tree and can't wait to have apples from it. Thank you."

Reviewed Thursday, 7 September 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Good quality tree, quick delivery"

Reviewed Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Looks good but can't say more until we see if it grows and produces fruit"

Reviewed Sunday, 9 April 2017

Rating: 5/5

"product in good condition and ready for planting"

Reviewed Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Rating: 4/5

"All planted all ok"

Reviewed Monday, 23 January 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Early days but plant appears very healthy and looks good."

Reviewed Monday, 24 October 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Prompt service, good protective packaging, tree arrived in good condition and is now planted. So will wait to see whether it likes London."

Reviewed Sunday, 13 March 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Looks a good apple tree. Let hope it does well. Still early days but looks good."

Reviewed Monday, 30 March 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Tree in very good condition and looked very healthy and larger than i expected !"

Reviewed Tuesday, 4 November 2014

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