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Cox Rouge des Flandres


Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured sport of Cox's Orange Pippin. Discovered in the late 40's early 50's by Dr G. Heem at the Centre Fruitier des Flandres, Herzeele, near Dunkerque, France. Fruits are juicy and sweet with a rich, aromatic, nutty flavour.

Rouge des Flandres
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1982 - 202


Accession name
Cox's Orange Pippin (HTC)
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
late september 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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