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Ellison's Orange apple trees

RHS AGM for Ellison's Orange
  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Ellison's Orange is a superb traditional English dessert apple, closely related to Cox's Orange Pippin, but with a notably juicier flesh. It has the attractive orange flush so typical of English apples.

Ellison's Orange is known for its background aniseed note which enhances the aromatic complexity so typical of a Cox-style apple. In a good year the flavor of Ellison's Orange makes it one of a very small number of varieties which could truely be put on a par with Cox's Orange Pippin.

Shipping starts in March 2015.

Ellison's Orange apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.41 rootstock  (dwarf) $29.00 Sold outalert me

Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.

Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Ellison's Orange

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Long-lived: Yes?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Mid?
  • Use / keeping: 1 week?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Drying / Discoloring: No discolor / Good for drying?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
    1993
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

    Climate

  • Frost resistance: Good resistance?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters


Pollination guide for Ellison's Orange

Ellison's Orange is in flowering group 4. Ellison's Orange is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Ellison's Orange apple trees

Ellison's Orange is a mid-season variety, and generally easy and reliable to grow. It makes a good alternative to the more temperamental Cox's Orange Pippin, and has better disease resistance. However like Cox, it does best in cooler zones.

Varieties with similar picking times to Ellison's Orange



Historical details

Raised by the Reverend Ellison in Lincolnshire, England, c1905. Believed to be a cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and an old French apple variety.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Ellison's Orange'


Related variety collections

Cox's Orange Pippin substitutes, Apple trees for USDA zones 3 and 4



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