Orange-red colour, deepening to bright red and mottled with carmine over a deep yellow background.


Yellow-white colour, crisp and fine-grained flesh.


Very crisp flesh and juicy, it has a delicate aromatic flavour.

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 to the end of July*. (*dates reflect fruit’s container loading)

How to use Cox

Cox is particularly loved for baking dessert and cooking but is also very suitable for snacking.

At the Core

Cox apple is also known in Britain as ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin.’ This variety was bred in the 1820s by Richard Cox, a retired brewer, at his orchard in Colnbrook – England. Though the parentage is unknown, Ribston Pippin seems a likely candidate. Introduced for sale by the 1850s by Mr. Charles Turner, Cox was grown commercially from the 1860s. It is now well-known in Europe as an early-season dessert apple.

Health & Nutrition

Nature’s own health foods are grown in rich New Zealand soils, sustained with pure water and kissed by the sun. Packed with flavour and juice, they also pack a nutritious punch.

Storage Tips

While sunlight is an integral ingredient in growing our fruit, it is not wanted to keep them fresh. Store your apples in the coldest part of your fridge around one or two degrees Celsius (35 degrees Fahrenheit). If storing an entire box, keep in a cool, dark place.

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