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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

I live in Yorkshire and wish to plant a few apple trees, I have been told to avoid cox's as they will not produce any fruit here, can any one tell me which eating apple trees would thrive up here.



Hi - just joined this site myself and saw your question. I've just bought a couple of apple trees myself which I've heeled in prior to planting. I live in Devon so I expect our climate might not be exactly the same as yours, but if you're like me, you'll probably do a bit of research first.
If I'm allowed to mention a website here, then you will get a lot of information from this place:-
Take no notice of the name orangepippin, it's not all about that variety, but it gives you a lot of information on many apple varieties. And also has comments made by ordinary people about what they think of individual apples.
Lucky you - being able to grow a few trees; the two I chose were Fiesta and Winter Gem, which I bought together with a plum - Marjorie Seedling.
In case you don't already know, you have to decide on the rootstock, which will dictate the size the tree will eventually grow, and the pollination group (this you probably won't have to worry too much about if you're planting several different trees).
I bought my trees from Blackmoors ( and they also have quite a lot of info regarding rootstocks and pollination groups etc.

I haven't really answered your question, but I do know that Cox's are not the easiest apples to grow - anywhere! However, if you look at that first website I gave you, you will see that there are several apples bred from Cox which have a similar flavour but are far less trouble to grow.

By the way, if you're planting bare root trees (cheapest and best way) - you haven't much time left before spring, otherwise you'll have to wait until late next autumn/early winter.
I wish you luck, and maybe you'll post again when you've made your choices.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can get my trees planted in the next few days.

27 Feb, 2009


Just for the record Yorkshire, I live in Scarborough and have Cox's pollinated by russet and Granny Smith's. Not a heavy cropper but still about 70% of the Granny. It isn't heavy anywhere but I grow it (with no problems) because it is our favourite apple.


27 Feb, 2009


Thank you for that information javvee, I am going to take a look at the web sites you have given me, we have been told an elstar and jonagold will grow here, just need to find some more,I will post again in the next few days hopefully.
by then we will have a selection, once again many thanks.

27 Feb, 2009


Thanks for that John, we have thought about a russet, my neighbour had the most beautiful cox's orange pippin in the garden here but she never had one apple, sadly got rid of it and replaced it with a plum which is thriving.

27 Feb, 2009

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