Queen Cox Self Fertile 18
Description: Queen Cox is a distinctly flattened cooking apple. The best commercial form of Cox that's brownish-red with broken bright red stripes and smooth skin. Flesh is white, rather soft, juicy and acid-like. Cooks to a bright yellow puree and makes a good baked apple. Good yields due to its precocious self fertility. Primarily a garden and exhibition variety.
History: Raised by W. Bull, a farmer, at Billcricay, Essex, England from seed sown in 1858. Introduced by Saltmarsh of Chelmsford, Essex, England as The Claimant in 1880. That same year, it received First Class Certificate from Royal Horticultural Society. Remains very popular in Essex.