Cox's Orange Pippin

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Cox's Orange Pippin is a cultivar of apple. The first plant was raised from a pip (of unknown origin, possibly from a Ribston Pippin) around 1825, at Colnbrook in England by a retired brewer and horticulturalist Richard Cox. The variety was introduced for sale by the 1850s, and grown commercially from the 1860s, particularly in the Vale of Evesham, and later in Kent. A number of crosses and sports from the Cox's have been discovered over subsequent years, and these retain "Cox" in their names e.g. Crimson Cox, King Cox, Queen Cox.

According to the Institute of Food Research [1] (http://www.ifr.bbsrc.ac.uk/public/FoodInfoSheets/applefacts.html), Cox's Orange Pippin accounts for over 50% of the UK acreage of dessert apples.

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