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Cox's Pomona

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Believed to be a sister seedling of Cox's Orange Pippin. It was raised in about 1825 by Richard Cox at Colnbrook Lawn, Slough, Buckinghamshire and introduced by Smale, Colnbrook Nursery, Slough. Fruits have softish, coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a sweet, subacid, fine flavour.

Synonyms:
Cox Pomona, Coxovo jablko, Dean's Codlin, Fearn's, Fearn's Apple, Higg's Seedling, Hill's Seedling, Pomona, Pomona de Cox, Pomona Koksa, Royal Portugee
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Ffordd-fawr)
Parentage:
Ribston Pippin x Unknown
Mother to:
Mrs. Phillimore
Prince Edward
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
62.00mm 2
Width
75.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped/mottled 2
Greasiness
Strong 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1957 - 188

  

Accession name
Cox's Pomona
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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