Cox’s Orange Pippin

Sweet Tart

Cox’s Orange Pippin has an orange-red hue and is lightly red-striped. It is a medium-sized apple with a spicy or nutty fragrance, making it a favorite among cider makers. This heirloom ripens in late September to early October.

Discovered: 1825 Colnbrook Lawn, Berkshire, England

Parentage: Ribston Pippin x Unknown

Harvest: Midseason


Cox’s Orange Pippin was developed in the United Kingdom around 1825 by Richard Cox. It was a very popular dessert apple in the 1800s, and it is enjoying a rise in popularity.