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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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

29 Apr 2015PhilSTAFFORD, United Kingdom

Apple - Scrumptious

My first year of this apple produced very bright red fruit, but very small. I left them on the tree as long as possible and they tasted terrible. The second year birds had many of the buds but I got a few good apples which I picked early and they were juicy sweet and crisp, totally different to the first year. This year 2015 I netted the tree over winter and have abundant blossom 25th April, so fingers crossed. more >>

29 Apr 2015PhilSTAFFORD, United Kingdom

Apple - Topaz

Sainsburys are marketing Hereford Topaz organic apples in April. I must say they taste superb. One or two are going a bit wooly but on the whole they could be straight off the tree. English apples in April would have been impossible a few years ago! Cox went off sale in Jan and Gala in March, this is English apples of course and these were as good as off the tree if not better for storage. more >>

26 Apr 2015Francoise & EmileeWA, United States

Apple - Ambrosia

Sweet and crunchy. Good flavor but no bite. Great for those who prefer sweet over sour. more >>

26 Apr 2015Francoise & EmileeWA, United States

Apple - Pacific Rose™

Sweet, but not much flavor. Chewy skin, crisp inside. Not very exciting. more >>

26 Apr 2015Francoise & EmileeWA, United States

Apple - Braeburn

Good flavor, crispy, sweet and tart, doesn't brown fast. more >>

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