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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:

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 harvest records from registered fruit trees

  • 3rd week July 2014  Beauty of Bath owned by deadbird in , United Kingdom
  • July 2014  Gravenstein owned by Malcolm in OAKLAND, United States
  • July 2014  Red Spur owned by Vishal in SHIMLA, India
  • July 2014  Red Spur owned by Vishal in SHIMLA, India
  • June 2014  William's Pride owned by Dave in SANTA BARBARA, United States

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

22 Jul 2014jonewerSURREY, United Kingdom

Apple - Claygate Pearmain

A very superior apple. Flavour is incredibly complex if picked when ripe and stored for a week or two. There are definite pineapple notes on offer. So far, this is the best apple I have ever tasted. more >>

22 Jul 2014jonewerSURREY, United Kingdom

Apple - Devonshire Quarrenden

As an update - I had no crop in the 2012 crop but a good crop in 2013. This year, there is again no crop. The variety appears to be showing some fairly strong biennial behaviour. The growth habit with no pruning is very upright. 2013 fruits were very small. Taste is vinous rather than aromatic and while incomparably better than shop bought Golden Delicious is still disappointing against the likes of a Claygate Pearmain, lacking any real depth or complexity of flavour. A decent early variety but not outstanding. more >>

22 Jul 2014HaeleyNEW YORK, United States

Apple - Empire

Dont ask me how I made it to 25 year old, living in apple country in NEW YORK where Empires originated, without trying them. I suppose I had overlooked them before thinking they were past their prime; on the tree they look dull and are a very dark almost burgundy/purple color. I went apple picking with my husband 6 years ago and I got curious and picked one, once I shined it up a little it was a beautiful deep red. Once I took a bite I was hooked and I packed the rest of our bags with them. They are a great balance of sweet and tart and they are very crisp. I find eating them warm better than chilled. I havent found the ones in the store to measure up, they arent as flavorful and tend to be more mealy and soft which I dont like in an apple. I am considering getting us our own tree, these are definitely one of my top 5 favorite varieties. more >>

21 Jul 2014GrantNSW, Australia

Apple - Pink Lady

What happened to this great apple 2014 ? wake up if it doesn't measure up don't sell it as branded pink lady all this year now July 2014 . soft floury texture awful soapy taste and that is on purchase day from coles Woolworths aldi and the local fruit shops in nsw paying $ 6.90 kg The worms in the worm farm are not even keen when I feed them your ffailures at over $ 1 dollar per apple .What happened this year? ????????????? more >>

18 Jul 2014Kerry McquaidOREGON, United States

Apple - Cox's Orange Pippin

Cox's Orange Pippins are one of the best things about our planet. more >>

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