Cox's Pomona Apple (dwarf)
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Apple 'Cox's Pomona' is believed to be a sister seedling of 'Cox's Orange Pippin'. One of its parents is 'Ribston Pippin'. It was raised in about 1825 by Richard Cox at Colnbrook Lawn, Slough, Buckinghamshire and introduced by Smale, Colnbrook Nursery, Slough. Large fruit with skin that is striped/mottled red over green/yellow, with cream flesh. Fruits have softish, coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a sweet, subacid, fine flavour.
• Pollination Group: PG3
• Uses: eating, cooking
• Harvest: March to April
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