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Cox’s Orange Pippin Antique Apple

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Cox’s Orange Pippin Antique apples, one of seven Plant Profiles featured in our Apple Collection.

Cox’s Orange Pippin Antique Apple

Cox’s Orange Pippin Antique Apple

This classic English apple was an accidental discovery, and a delicious one at that. This antique variety originated in England around 1825. The skin of this apple is yellow with overtones of orange-red. Apples are ready for picking in mid-to-late September. This cold-hardy tree will provide plenty of apples for fresh eating, pies, or cider. Be sure to get a pollinator buddy.

Sun Exposure

  • Full sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 7.0

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 8


  • 12 to 15 feet apart


  • 1 inch every 10 days or so


  • Bloom Time: Early
  • Chill hours: 800
  • Harvest: mid-to-late September
  • Taste: Sweet
  • Years to Bear: Two to five
  • Pollination Buddy: Consider Braeburn, Chehalis, Chestnut crabapple

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