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The Cox’s Orange Pippin is a popular and classic apple variety that is perfect for growing in a patio or small garden. This dwarf patio fruit tree produces an abundance of juicy, sweet and aromatic apples that are perfect for eating fresh, baking or making cider.
This patio fruit tree prefers a sheltered and sunny position, protected from cold winds and frost pockets. It grows up to 1.8m (6ft) in height and spread, making it a compact and manageable addition to any garden or patio. Plant in a well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter.
The best time to plant Cox’s Orange Pippin patio fruit tree is in the autumn or winter, while the tree is dormant. This allows the tree to establish its root system before the spring growth.
This variety typically fruits from mid-September to October, making it a mid to late season variety. The apples are medium-sized and have a distinctive yellow-green skin with red stripes. The flesh is cream-colored, crisp and juicy, with a complex flavor that is both sweet and acidic.
Cox’s Orange Pippin patio fruit tree is low maintenance and does not require much feeding. However, it is recommended to give it a balanced fertilizer in the spring to encourage healthy growth and fruiting. Prune the tree in the winter to maintain its shape and encourage fruiting spurs.