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Cox's Orange Pippin Apple tree

Owner: Michael

Location:  Coulsdon, SURREY, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:Clay / Chalk 
Climate at this location:Wet & windy with occassional sunshine
Pruning:Not at the moment. It's a small tree, stunted by nearby 60ft Leilandi
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Not sure
Pesticides:Not sure
Local pests:Birds, and insects

Owner's comments

This tree is probably around 50 years old (House was built in 1959). I have 2 tree's. The other is an unkown Cox's variety. (Starts Green but goes to a deep red.) Best flavour on this tree seems to be as the apples start to turn red. Both trees are small and don't get good sunlight due to around 10, 60ft Leilandi trees in close proximity. For an idea, moss is more prevailant than grass on the ground as, without much sunlight, the ground remains moist, most of the time. We've lived here 2 years. In that time, neither tree has produced much fruit. This year (2011) however, the Unknown Cox's variety has produced about 20-25kg of apples and the Orange Pippin, around 20% of that.