'Queen Cox' Dessert Apple Tree - Bare Root

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'Queen Cox' Dessert Apple Tree - Root Wrapped

Queen Cox is one of the best in quality of the English dessert apples variety. Traditional and reliable, it produces fine crops of fruits that ripen in October and can be stored until January in dry, cold conditions. Its red skinned apples with russet flushes are of medium size and have a crispy, juicy flesh, slightly aromatic and sharp, which become softer and milder as the fruits age. The fruits taste best when eaten out of hand, sliced, or as an addition to salads. They also make a delicious and remarkably refreshing juice with a surprising tang.

Characteristics
  • Flower Colour: white/pink
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2.5-3m
  • Rootstock: M26 - semi-dwarfing
  • Comes in a: no pot - root wrapped
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Flowering Period: spring (April - May)
  • Harvesting Period: October
  • Season of Use: October - January
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bush, cordon, espalier, fan
  • Uses: eating fresh
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: fast
  • Scented: barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: almost all normal garden soil with pH 6.5 - 7.5
  • 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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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Primrose Guides

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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 4m.

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.

Pollination

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, used in cooking or made into juice to bring back 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 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.

Rootstock

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.

Root Wrapped Tree

This is a typical example of our root wrapped trees that you will receive - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season. Please be aware that the compost around the roots is there just to keep them moist and will fall away when unwrapped, leaving a bare-rooted plant. You can mix this compost with your soil when planting your tree. For more information about planting your bare root tree please click here to see our guides.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5.0/5 (1 review)

Rating: 5/5

"Bare rooted with plenty of shoots. Well protected in the post. About 1 metre tall."

Reviewed Tuesday, 10 December 2013

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