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Crimson Cox

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A crimson coloured clone of Cox's Orange Pippin. Discovered in about 1913 by John Harris of Haynes Farm, Carey, Herefordshire. Introduced in 1928. Fruit flavour is reputed to be inferior to Cox's Orange Pippin.

Rod Cox's Orange, Rode Cox
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Cox's Orange Pippin
medium 2

Accession No.
1957 - 238


Accession name
Crimson Cox
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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