One parent of Ellison's Orange apple tree is Cox's
Orange Pippin, and the flavour certainly comes through. Sweet but acidic with lots
of crunchy, juicy white apple flesh. The apple tree was first introduced around 1904 from
Lincoln. If stored for a week or more, Ellison's Orange develops a very slight
aniseed flavour but it is barely noticeable.
In September, when the apples are first
ready, the skin is red, just as a Cox's. But leave it on the tree for a week or two
more and the skin turns an autumnal orange colour.
If you want to buy Ellison's Orange from
our recommended suppliers, (Victoriana Nursery Gardens) with a special GardenAction
10% discount then
here (discount given at checkout). The trees are supplied bare-root, around four to five foot tall (1� metres).
The apples are not so good for keeping
although off the tree they will last for ten days or so. As well as eating apples
they make excellent apple juice.
Aside from their excellent taste and
appearance they are also excellent for growing in cooler parts of the country and in
frost pockets. This is because the pollination group is 4, so Ellison's Orange
flowers later than many apple trees. Combine this with a relatively early fruiting
time and you have a unique apple tree variety.
Sweet and juicy. A slight aniseed taste
develops if not eaten immediately.
White and crisp
4 (partially self fertile)
September to October