Exterior: Orange-red colour, deepening to bright red and mottled with carmine over a deep yellow background.
Interior: Yellow-white colour, crisp and fine-grained flesh.
Experience: Very crisp flesh and juicy, it has a delicate aromatic flavour.
HOW TO USE COX?
Particularly loved for baking dessert, cooking but also suitable for snacking.
WHEN CAN I FIND COX?
Cox apple is an early variety to harvest from Mid-February to early March in Nelson – New Zealand.
You can usually find Cox apples from Golden Bay Fruit from harvest through end of July*.
(*dates reflect fruit’s container loading)
DID YOU KNOW?
Cox apple as often simply named in Britain, or Cox’s Orange Pippin, is an apple bred in the 1820s by Richard Cox, a retired brewer, at his orchard in Colnbrook – England. Though the parentage of the variety is unknown, Ribston Pippin seems a likely candidate. The variety was introduced for sale by the 1850s by Mr. Charles Turner, and grown commercially from the 1860s. It is now well-known in Europe as an early season dessert apple.