Dear Gerry,i planted both Malus ‘Cox’s orange Pippin’ and ‘Elstar’ May ’06. aThey have now produced fruit. They are both approx 2 metres tall 500mm wide. Fruit is about 1.5 inches diameter. Some apples have fallen (I need to support trees better also – weight dragging them sideways). Can you please tell me when the fruits can be picked to eat. I gather they are edible apples.Novice but persistent gardener. Thanks with Best Regards Julia
‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’ and ‘Elstar’ ripen in early to mid-October. The trees probably need to have some pruning in winter to reduce their top-heavy shape.