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

23 Apr 2016Fred HawkshawBC, Canada

Apple - Yellow Transparent

Easy to grow hardy Apple. Most comments are correct- timing when best to pick to eat is important but these apples outshine all other species for applesauce! Making applesauce today has been made very simple with the tomato paste/applesauce machines available. more >>

22 Apr 2016Janie SmithIL, United States

Apple - Cortland

I was probably eight when I first tasted this apple, and I loved it quite a bit. Now, I still love it for its quintessential sweetness, with a good bit of tart and perfume and unplaceable taste that ties it together. They have a few problems if you leave them out too long- the flesh is a bit mealy if they get old- but in my opinion, it's well worth the fuss. more >>

21 Apr 2016Richard GraceILLINOIS/MACON, United States

Cherry - Montmorency

Excellent cherry that is usually used for pies. However, if fully ripe or even somewhat over ripe it has an intense cherry flavor. It is still somewhat tart but good for eating fresh if you like tart apples, berries, etc. Good yielding tree that blooms later than most sweet cherries and is more resistance to cracking than sweet cherries as well. I have one mature tree, I wish I had half a dozen. more >>

20 Apr 2016Ruby AllmanUnited States

Apple - Rusty Coat

I grew up in east Tennessee, and I love Rusty Coat apples. They are crisp but tender, sweet with some tartness in perfect balance. I wish I had a tree, but I don't think it would flourish in south Florida. more >>

15 Apr 2016Joe MorrisUnited States

Apple - Cameo

Definitely my favorite apple. Perfect blend of sweet and tart. more >>

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