Cox's Pomona apple


A large all rounder apple, ribbed and irregular, raised in about 1825 by Richard Cox of Colnbrook Lawn, Slough, Buckinghamshire, and introduced by Mr Smale, Nurseryman, Colnbrook circa 1850. Said to be a seedling of Ribston Pippin, it has a very smooth, greasy skin, coloured pale greenish-yellow to yellow and up to three-quarters flushed orange red with fairly broad broken bright red stripes. The flesh is white, soft, juicy, and of a fine flavour. Crisp but quite sharp when eaten fresh and of fine flavour when cooked. Does not break up completely when cooked. Makes a good baked apple..