Cox's Orange Pippin
Possibly a seedling of Ribston Pippin, Cox's Orange Pippin originated near Slough, Bucks, England around 1825. The aromatic fruit is red-orange to red with russet striping and wash.
It is revered in the U.K, and deservedly so since this medium-size apple really packs a punch in the flavor department. It is a standout dessert (fresh-eating) apple and good for cooking as well. Cox's has been voted number one at the Common Ground Fair apple tastings many years. The perfectly balanced, slightly tart flavor and crisp, juicy flesh improve with storage. Cox's is the parent of many other great apple varieties.