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 harvest records from registered fruit trees
- 1st week November 2013 King's Acre Pippin owned by Mike in LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
- 1st week November 2013 Laxton's Superb owned by Mrs Veron in LYONSHALL, United Kingdom
- 1st week November 2013 Rhode Island Greening owned by Alison in ALBION, United States
- 1st week November 2013 Hauer Pippin owned by Jeffrey in SAGINAW, United States
- November 2013 Ashmead's Kernel owned by David in LITTON, United Kingdom
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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|03 Dec 2013||NealGLASGOW, United Kingdom|
Apple - Ashmead's KernelTwo years ago I planted 20 apple trees beside where we're going to build a house in Northern Ireland. I've been taking the blossom off to encourage them to establish. When I was back in early November there was a single apple on one of the trees. It was delicious. Sweet and sharp and crisp. I had to look up my planting map to see what variety it was - Ashmead's Kernel. Delighted with it. Hope it is well established and fruiting well by the time we move back. Quite different from any other apple I've had. Very pleased I planted this variety. more >>
|03 Dec 2013||Sal ChanceLONDON, United Kingdom|
Apple - DalitronI have just eaten an Amelia apple from M&S in London and enjoyed it so much I wanted to find out more about it. I ate it quite cold and it was very refreshing, crisp but not too hard and with an almost strawberry-like sweet fruitiness without being over-sweet. I bought it because it was a new variety to me (though now realise that Dalitron is not so new) and because it was grown in Kent, so local to London. I think that M&S would sell more of these different varieties if they invested in better communications with their customers. Consumers are increasingly interested in provenance and as this is fresh fruit I think a blackboard (chalkboard) would be a good way to pass on tasting notes that might encourage people to be a bit more adventurous! Having a staff member cutting up a couple for sampling might be good too (alongside the usual alcohol and chocolates), especially around Apple Day (late October) when Farmers' Markets are now successfully promoting English apples. Come on make an effort, especially for an apple such as this which is promoting such a good cause. more >>
|26 Nov 2013||S. McguireARKANSAS, United States|
Apple - Arkansas BlackI had never heard of the Arkansas Black apple until we moved to Benton County Arkansas (place of its origin) 7 years ago. Now we're growing two of these trees. They are incredibly hardy (survived two consecutive summers of extreme drought and daily temps over 100 degrees). The apples are like none other I've ever eaten: hard as a rock, sweet/sour juicy, and a skin like polished ebony with a crimson glow. Outta this world!!! more >>
|26 Nov 2013||Kathryn TomineyWA, United States|
Apple - StaymanStaymen's winesap was very popular in the dairy region of south central New Jersey when I was a child. Absolutely yummy, hard, crisp and juicy not very pretty color but who cares. Took two forevers to bake but the result was outstanding. In washington there was an orchardist in Kennewick who had a few trees and I always bought from him . When he died the kids took out all those old fashioned trees for more popular ones. Have not been able to find the staymen's since. more >>
|26 Nov 2013||Philip BirchUnited Kingdom|
Apple - D'Arcy Spicegrown as a cordon, we left our d'Arcy spice later this year, only picking this week (last Nov.). Flavour and texture best of all our apples (15 var.) including our one large tree Norfolk Royal. more >>