All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

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.

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

  • 0th February 2015  Apple - Anna owned by Kenneth in NEWBERRY, United States

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

16 Feb 2015MarySOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia

Plum - President

Love the taste and texture. Almost crisp to start with and sour and tangy! more >>

13 Feb 2015Edward HennerNSW, Australia

Apple - Yellow Transparent

Had our first crop this year - 10 apples on just a small tree planted 3 years ago. Found it difficult to judge when the apples are ripe. A little too early and the apples are rather sour, a little later the apples are soft and mealy. They certainly would be fine for making apple sauce and baking, but I didn't enjoy eating them fresh. more >>

10 Feb 2015Don PatrickSIBIU, Hungary

Apple - Jonathan

We have plenty of Johnathan's here. ...and you are right, they are delightful. I'm actually in Romania not Hungary, but this comment interface doesn't recognize Romania for some reason more >>

10 Feb 2015BillBROWNSVILLE, OREGON, United States

Apple - Belle de Boskoop

This is one of my favorite apples. For me, it's a heavy bearer, I have to thin it pretty heavily in early summer. The apples aren't too big, but there's lots of them. It's the best cooking apple I've ever seen. After harvest I can a bunch of them as apple pie filling. I can take the canned apples out of the jar, put them in a pie and bake the pie and when eaten they still have a firm and solid texture to them. I've never seen another apple that didn't fall apart with that treatment. They're also good keepers. It's the middle of February and still eating them out of storage, just kept outside in my shop, no special care. The texture is still good as is the flavor. Highly recommended. more >>

03 Feb 2015JohnNORTHUMBERLAND, United Kingdom

Apple - Ambrosia

Crisp, juicy and absolutely tasteless! If that's how you like your apples you'll love this, if not you won't. more >>

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