Apple Coxs Orange Pippin (Dessert)
Deliciously juicy dessert apples that are ready to harvest in October. A dwarf / semi- dwarf tree (depending on rootstock see height and spread section) with a moderately vigorous growth habit. It will attract bees and provide shelter to birds once mature. For the best crop, most apple trees need pollination from a different variety. This variety does not require a pollination partner.
Month Available: October
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: White
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers, Fruit
Plant Type: Fruit tree
Main Attribute: Blossom in spring, harvest in autumn.
Height / Spread: Extremely dwarfing: MM27 1.8m x 1.8m (6ft x 6ft) or Semi Dwarfing: MM106 5.5m x 5.5m (18ft x 18ft)
Always plant your tree with a stake. The stake must be knocked into the ground on the windward side of the tree and secured to the tree.
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Aphids
Plant Care: Prune lightly to restrict growth /remove unwanted branches, heavy prune in late autumn.
Care and Time: High - autumn
Fruit trees are grafted onto different rootstock which will determine the size that the tree ultimately grows to. This is noted in the height and spread section of this plant profile. All you need to consider is the ultimate height you wish your tree to grow to, and select the most appropriate option - Extremely dwarfing: MM27 rootstock 1.8m x 1.8m (6ft x 6ft) or Semi Dwarfing: MM106 rootstock 5.5m x 5.5m (18ft x 18ft)
Benefits: Trees make you feel good and attract wildlife and birds to the garden . One mature tree produces enough oxygen for forty people . Trees sponge up carbon dioxide and air pollutants. Twenty trees offset the pollution of one car driven sixty miles. Trees provide privacy and reduce noise. A well chosen and postitioned tree can increase the value of your property
History: Apples are known botanically as Malus domestica and are available in a wide range of varieties and on differing rootstocks which affect ultimate height and spread.
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