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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.

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

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


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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

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