Welcome to Orange Pippin
If you are interested in apple varieties, pears, cherries or plums, or orchards where these fruits are grown, you have come to the right place.
- Information on over 600 apple varieties, with user reviews and a 'vote' feature.
- Listings for over 2,000 orchards, with easy to use search and mapping capabilities.
- Find orchards worldwide that grow an apple variety you may be looking for.
- Tree registry section with more than 4,000 individual trees registered, allowing growers to record their trees and log their blossom and harvest dates.
- Calendar of Apple Festivals and orchard events, if you are an event organisers send us details of your apple event.
- 800+ member forum board to discuss various topics surrounding orchards, apples and tree care.
Our website is named after England's most famous apple variety - Cox's Orange Pippin - widely regarded as the finest of all dessert apples.
'Pippin' is an old English word derived from the French word for 'seedling'. The same word can be seen in the modern French for a plant nursery or garden centre - 'pepiniere'. Like many old apple varieties Cox's Orange Pippin was discovered as a chance seedling.
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Latest spring blossom records from registered fruit trees
- 22nd April 2016 Apple - Honeygold owned by Brian in JACKSON, United States
- 22nd April 2016 Apple - Golden Delicious owned by Brian in JACKSON, United States
- 20th April 2016 Apple - Esopus Spitzenburg owned by Mike in GLEN ROCK, United States
- 20th April 2016 Apple - Tsugaru owned by Caleb in YOSHITOMI, Japan
- 20th April 2016 Apple - Ashmead's Kernel owned by Mike in GLEN ROCK, United States
Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|23 Apr 2016||Fred HawkshawBC, Canada|
Apple - Yellow TransparentEasy to grow hardy Apple. Most comments are correct- timing when best to pick to eat is important but these apples outshine all other species for applesauce! Making applesauce today has been made very simple with the tomato paste/applesauce machines available. more >>
|22 Apr 2016||Janie SmithIL, United States|
Apple - CortlandI was probably eight when I first tasted this apple, and I loved it quite a bit. Now, I still love it for its quintessential sweetness, with a good bit of tart and perfume and unplaceable taste that ties it together. They have a few problems if you leave them out too long- the flesh is a bit mealy if they get old- but in my opinion, it's well worth the fuss. more >>
|21 Apr 2016||Richard GraceILLINOIS/MACON, United States|
Cherry - MontmorencyExcellent cherry that is usually used for pies. However, if fully ripe or even somewhat over ripe it has an intense cherry flavor. It is still somewhat tart but good for eating fresh if you like tart apples, berries, etc. Good yielding tree that blooms later than most sweet cherries and is more resistance to cracking than sweet cherries as well. I have one mature tree, I wish I had half a dozen. more >>
|20 Apr 2016||Ruby AllmanUnited States|
Apple - Rusty CoatI grew up in east Tennessee, and I love Rusty Coat apples. They are crisp but tender, sweet with some tartness in perfect balance. I wish I had a tree, but I don't think it would flourish in south Florida. more >>
|15 Apr 2016||Joe MorrisUnited States|
Apple - CameoDefinitely my favorite apple. Perfect blend of sweet and tart. more >>