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Cherry Cox

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A sport of Cox's Orange Pippin having a darker red skin. Discovered by Mr Roed in Kjer's Orchard, Linved, Hjallese, Denmark in about 1942 and introduced to England in 1951 by High Weald Nurseries, Crowborough, Sussex. Fruits, like Cox's Orange Pippin, have a rich aromatic flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Cox's Orange Pippin

Accession No.
1984 - 173


Accession name
Cherry Cox (Stogden)
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
5th MayFull (80%) flowering
12th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
medium 1
Globose conical 1
absent 1
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register