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.
Orchard owners - premium listings now available
Priority placement for your orchard in our listings - $125 per year - more details >>
Latest harvest records from registered fruit trees
- 4th week August 2014 Apple - Royal Delicious owned by Col in SHIMLA, India
- 3rd week August 2014 Norland owned by Steven in SKANDIA, United States
- 3rd week August 2014 Yellow Transparent owned by Steven in SKANDIA, United States
- 3rd week August 2014 Charles Ross owned by John in AYR, United Kingdom
- 3rd week August 2014 Beverley Pippin owned by Geoff in BEVERLEY, United Kingdom
Register your own fruit trees and record blossom and harvest records - more >>
Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|19 Aug 2014||Bee sWORCS, United Kingdom|
Apple - EmpireNothing else compares! I, too, am addicted to the crunchy, sweet taste. When I mange to find them in season, no one else in the house is allowed to eat my stash. I didn't realise there were others out there like me who had the 'Empire Addiction'. I can't find anything else that compares. more >>
|17 Aug 2014||Mal NightSUFFOLK, United Kingdom|
Plum - AvalonAbsolutely amazing crop in only its second season. Huge to say the least and the flavour is to die for. Says it all. more >>
|16 Aug 2014||AdamCANADA, Canada|
Apple - SunriseJust picked some up from the Kanata farmer's market. Mildly sweet, incredibly crunchy and crisp. Slight hint of crabapple-like tartness. Appearances vary, roughly 2/3 green with the last 1/4 a blush of red. Would recommend for folks with low sugar tolerances as the sugar content is not too sweet (just right in my opinion). more >>
|16 Aug 2014||Jeremy HallUnited Kingdom|
Apple - PixieNice apple but VERY susceptible to disease in our warm wet climate. more >>
|15 Aug 2014||SusanTN, United States|
Apple - CameoThis became my favorite apple, even above Honey Crisp, the minute I tasted it. It has the best flavor (I think your description is just wrong on this!) sweet and crisp and nothing at all like pears, which I hate. It will last a LONG time, staying crisp and sweet in my basement, not even wrapped individually with newspaper or paper towels, until the last one in the half-bushel box. I LOVE these apples! more >>