Cox’s Orange Pippin

A tart, spicy, firm, juicy heirloom apple that has often been used as a parent for many modern varieties.  It has a light colored flesh and is very crisp off the tree, but can soften when over mature.  It is well know in Europe and has been one of the more popular desert apples there.  It is red and yellow striped over a green to yellow background.  One of it’s parents is the Ribston Pippin and it was discovered in Bucks, England in the early 1800’s. Cox’s matures in early October.