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I have been given a Cox's Orange Pippin as a present. Can anyone confirm if it is fully self fertile or not. Different sites say opposing things

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,258
    edited December 2022
    There are two. The old original, which is a pain in the neck because it needs two other different varieties of apple to fertilise its flowers and a new updated modern version which is indeed self fertile.

    Confused? Me too. I think they should have given the new version a new name, myself.

    More here:



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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,874
    Does the tree have a label on it?
    If so, you should be able to identify the nursery it came from and find out which type of cox it is.
    The label should also give an indication of the rootstock that the cox was grafted onto - that will indicate how big the tree will grow.
    Rootstocks start with an M then some numbers

    If you can provide us with that info we should be able to help identify it for you.
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  • Unfortunately it just has a foreign generic label
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,874
    That's a shame - you'll just have to wait and see how it grows I guess.
    Cox's aren't the easiest apples to grow tbh, delicious as they are.
    Fertilization isn't often really a problem if you live somewhere where there are lots of gardens, as many gardens will have apple trees and the bees will soon work their magic.
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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