Welcome to Orange Pippin
If you are interested in apple varieties and orchards you have come to the right place. Our website aims to be the most comprehensive resource for apples and orchards:
- Information on over 600 apple varieties, with user reviews and a 'vote' feature.
- Listings for over 2,000 apple 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.
- While focussed on apples, Orange Pippin also has varietal information on cherries and plums.
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
- 10th February 2014 Apple - Dorsett Golden owned by Dave in SANTA BARBARA, United States
- 0th February 2014 Apple - Dorsett Golden owned by Cr in MARANA, United States
- 0th February 2014 Apple - Anna owned by Cr in MARANA, United States
Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|08 Mar 2014||Sula MayeUnited Kingdom|
Apple - Winter WonderI love this apple and have two trees, I think the flavour almost like sharp sherbert with a lovely texture. If you want to buy a tree google 'Real English Fruit' I believe Dan bred it and that's where I bought my trees more >>
|05 Mar 2014||KevinIL, United States|
Apple - DaytonThis is a very good early apple suitable for desert. It does not keep long(4 weeks) and harvest over about 2 weeks. It hangs very well on the tree. Taste wise it has real apple taste and is slightly acidic and is very pleasing on those hot summer days. It is very grower friendly. It is a very beautiful apple and well shaped. more >>
|04 Mar 2014||DavinaCA, United States|
Gage - Old Green GageThis article says greengage trees can take up to seven years to fruit. Keep hoping! http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/01/dining/01GREE.html?pagewanted=print&position more >>
|04 Mar 2014||Mary mIA, United States|
Apple - HoneycrispI think I need to try another one of these apples because I don't get the hype. The one I had literally tasted like sweetened perfume water. It was very crisp and juicy, but it wasn't very sweet, and not tart whatsoever. It was nothing like what I expected from an apple. It was more floral than fruity. Do they all taste like this? more >>
|04 Mar 2014||Mary mIA, United States|
Apple - Red DeliciousRed Delicious IS a delicious apple of you get a good one. It is just as crisp and sweet as all the others. Plus, it has what I consider a true apple flavor...not so floral like some fancier varieties. For example, the often praised Honeycrisp I recently tried, literally had a perfume-y flavor. It was juicy, but not very sweet. Maybe I got a bad one, but I thought it was overrated. The Red Delicious seems to get a bad reputation because there are too many bad ones in a batch. Believe it or not, I've found bagged ones at Walmart from Michigan Apples, distributed by Riveridge Produce, and there was not one dud in the two bags I've had so far. Recently, they ran out, so I bought a bag of organic ones from Washington. They weren't nearly as good. I threw most of them out. Therefore, I don't believe organic means you are necessarity going to get a good Red Delicious. Anyhow, I suggest keep trying Red Delicious until you get a crisp sweet juicy one. You won't regret it. more >>