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Queen Cox

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured clone of Cox's Orange Pippin. It was discovered at Appleby Fruit Farm, Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1953. Fruits have firm, slightly acid, juicy flesh with a rich, aromatic flavour.

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

Accession No.
1987 - 037


Accession name
Queen Cox (EMLA)

Accession No.
1976 - 148


Accession name
Queen Cox (LA 68A)
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1

Accession No.
1953 - 058


Accession name
Queen Cox (Maclean)

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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