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Cox's Orange Pippin Apple tree

Owner: Don

Location:  Twisp, WA, United States

Age of this tree:2024 years
Soil:sandy loam 
Climate at this location:continental; hot summers, cold winters
Pruning:pruned for central leader
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:aphids

Owner's comments

Tree was well established when property was purchased in 2006. Prior owner identified the tree as Cox's Orange Pippin, and traits of the fruit seem to be consistent with that i.d. Tree has become more productive as we have taken better care in pruning and maintaining our orchard trees.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 13 May
    Harvest: 2nd week September  9kg / 20lbs
    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    Tree loaded with fruit this year--best ever crop. But lost about 75% to deer, squirrels, and pack rats.