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Cox's Orange Pippin Apple tree

Owner: Clayton

Location:  Danbury, CT, United States

Age of this tree:2019 years
Rootstock:MM111
Soil:Sandy, rocky 
Climate at this location:Hot summers, cold winters. Very variable.
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Deer

Owner's comments

I planted the tree in April of 2009. It is planted alongside an old New England variety called Seek-No-Further. It seems much more delicate. The major problem so far has been deer, they ate any new growth on the trees. I solved this by enclosing them in 6 foot high chicken wire cages.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 4 May
    We've had a very cold spring. Only a few blossoms on the tree. It is nowhere near as strong or vigorous as its neighbor the Seek-No-Further.
  • 2012

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 12 May
    This is the first time the tree blossomed, at four years old. The tree is covered in blossoms. We've had a very wet, cool spring.
  • 2010

  • 2009


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