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Cherry Cox apple

Malus domestica
Often shows dark red stripes and splashes of the solid red fruit. Keeps in storage one month longer than others of it's type.

Cherry Cox identification images

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USDA identification images for Cherry Cox

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.


    This variety is a sport (natural genetic mutation) of: Cox's Orange Pippin

    Visitor reviews

    • 26 Feb 2016  PARIS, France
      Where could I buy few trees of this Cherry Cox apple tree ?
    • 03 Sep 2015  WASHINGTON, United States
      3 trees. Few apples this year. Not representative as it was dry and hot. Great color, mod. sweet, soft fairly quick, an ok apple, not a standout.

    Tree register

    United States

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2016 season

    • 10th April  2016  - tree owned by Gil in Snohomish, United States

    2015 season

    • 14th April  2015  - tree owned by Gil in Snohomish, United States

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2015 season

    • 2nd week September  2015  - tree owned by Gil in Snohomish, United States


    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: Sport of Cox's Orange Pippin
    • Introduced: 1942
    • Developed by: Found by Mr Roed in Kjer's Orchard, Linved, Hjallese, Denmark


    • Picking season: Mid
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavor style (apples): Aromatic
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Juice
    • Cooking result: Keeps shape
    • Discoloration of fruit: Slightly oxidising (browns slowly)
    • Juice style: Sweeter


    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular


    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Cold hardiness (USDA): (5) -20F / -29C
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Chill requirement: High-chill


    • Country of origin: Denmark
    • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Fruit colour: Red

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Cherry Cox:

    United States

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