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Queen Cox Self-Fertile Apple

Original price $59.99 - Original price $109.99
Original price
$59.99 - $109.99
Current price $59.99

Malus domestica 'Queen Cox'

This patented, self-fertile clone has the complex flavor, mellow aftertaste and captivating aroma of the famed Cox's Orange Pippin. Queen Cox sets bumper crops of delicious fruit each year, without a pollinizer, even when fruit set is poor on other apples, including other Cox-type apples. The fruit of Queen Cox is larger and the tree more disease-resistant than the original Cox, but the fruit retains the firm texture and complex sweet/tart flavor that has made the Cox family of apples justifiably famous.

Fruit ripens in early September. One of the very few reliably self fertile apples suitable for most American gardeners. Requires approx. 800 chill hours to successfully bloom and set fruit.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Grow Height: 5' (Mini Dwarf), 11' (Dwarf), 25' (Standard)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: September

Pollination: Self Fertile

Mini Dwarf Rootstock: M27

Dwarf Rootstock: EMLA 26

Standard Rootstock: Antanovka 

Semi-Dwarf Espalier Rootstock: MM106

Read our Apple Growing Guide


Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • I purchased the Mini Dwarf Queen Cox but it has two different sizes listed. Is it going to be 2-3' or 5'? How wide will it also be when fully grown? Thank you.

    The mini-drawf trees will be 2'-3' tall, which is already nearly 50% of their mature height already. It will be a whip and may or may not have side branching as much as 2 feet wide.

  • will my area Dahlonega Ga have enough chill hours for this apple tree?

    Probably not, you will do better with a Fuji like Beni Shogun, or another low chill apple.

  • Can a self fertile tree such as the Queen Cox be used to pollinate the Honeycrisp?

    Yes it can!

  • Will these survive triple digit weather with enough water? If not what breeds would be recommended to survive in zone 9 and triple digit heat?(cider apples as well not just fresh eating varieties)

    With enough water most trees can survive triple digit weather, but Queen Cox may require more chilling hours than you have. Low chill apples, like Beni Shogun, will produce better.

  • How large and how old do the 3-tier espalier Queen Cox ship?

    4'-5' tall and roughly 2'-3' wide. Box is only so big.

  • I need to replace a Belgian espaliered apple that has died. I was wondering if I would be able to prune your tree to fit my Belgian espalier frame? Can you tell me how large the tree is and ideally could you send a picture? Also when would you ship? I am in Maryland. Thank you!

    Any tree should be able to be trained for you Belgin Fence, so this would be fine. It ships as a 3-year old grafted tree with minimal branching. Shipping to Maryland begins in March.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Cynthia P.
The QUEEN rules as number one for apple flavor in my orchard!

I Love my Queen Cox Apple tree.. it’s my favorite, flavored apple in my orchard! Mine is a mini dwarf tree size and grows just a little bit each year, but it does provide a good bounty of small super tasty fruit! I look forward each year to the pretty Spring blooms and then the lovely cute apples…a real treat! I built up, from the ground, a round central area with some larger bricks.. filled it in with soil, etc. and then planted this Queen Cox Apple tree in the center. This way it was raised up to a higher level for me to enjoy its unique size and width. I would definitely recommend this apple tree, whole heartedly and with passion, especially here on the Wa. Coast. It’s self fertile, has an incredible taste and it’s very prolific!! I got the mini dwarf size, because that what was available, but I would have gotten the larger sizes as well! The Cox’s Orange Pippin apples really do live up to their reputation as some of the most flavorful apples in the world…❤️????