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King Cox

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more striped form of Cox's Orange Pippin. It was discovered by R.W. Giles at Perryfields, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1959. Fruits are juicy and sweet with a rich aromatic, nutty flavour.

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

Accession No.
1960 - 039


Accession name
King Cox (Giles)
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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