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Cox's Orange Pippin

Postby Getafix » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:55 am

I'm just about ready for the next stage of garden planting, and it is going to include a handful of deciduous fruit trees. I'd be keen to try out a Cox's Orange Pippin, but I'm worried I might be too far north in Newcastle and not get enough chill. Anyone here have one? Where are you located, what kind of chill hours do you get etc? There are plenty of others I can try, but everyone raves about the taste of these.
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Re: Cox's Orange Pippin

Postby greg.l » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:01 am

I fear Newcastle is too warm and humid to grow apples well, unless you live well inland.There are low chill apples available but personally I don't think it is worth the bother in a coastal area. You can get crabapples that will grow and flower well in warmer areas. The problem is the black spot as well as the lack of winter chill.
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Re: Cox's Orange Pippin

Postby Getafix » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:09 pm

Thanks Greg...what about pears? Much the same issues?
I might ask around some locals and see what they grow
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