Cox Orange Pippin is a Ribston Pippin seedling first planted by retired brewer Richard Cox around 1825.
This a well known, classic, very fine eating apple, common in England. Also excellent for all-around processing. Flavor enhanced by ripening off the tree. The fruit is medium sized, pale green with red stripes, flushed orange. It has firm, tender, juicy flesh, with a distinctive aroma and flavor. Flavors include citrus, spice, and rose. Crisp and and tender.
Ripens in mid September-mid October, best between November-December. Tree is moderate in vigor and size, average to low production. Susceptible to scab and canker. Hardy to zone 5.