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

26 Mar 2015LeonieVICTORIA, Australia

Apple - Gravenstein

Gravenstein is the best apple, bar none. It's the first apple to ripen (February). I wait all year for my first Gravenstein of the season. No, it doesn't keep. But, for me, that adds to the joy. Pick it and eat it! Yes, it cooks well. But why do that when you can enjoy that crisp, resounding, sweet-tart, crunch when it's fresh? What can I say? I love Gravensteins. ;) more >>

21 Mar 2015Sherry ShirleyVIRGINIA, United States

Apple - Opal

I saw these apples at Fresh Market and they looked beautiful so I picked up a few. Wow! I am hooked. They are absolutely the best apple I have ever tasted. Very sad you can't buy in US because I would like to plant a few trees. more >>

20 Mar 2015PaulaCA, United States

Apple - Opal

This is a delicious apple! But it is quite expensive here in southern California. Cripps Pink Lady is less expensive and also delicious, so I get Opals when they are on sale. I love the gold color. more >>

20 Mar 2015PaulaCA, United States

Apple - Pink Lady

One of the best apples I have ever tasted. I bought several apple varieties to try out and I can't believe how excellent this one is. I love Golden Delicious, but it is not acidic enough. This one has the right balance. The other really great apple is Opal. more >>

20 Mar 2015Dave LiezenWA, United States

Apple - Golden Harvey

This looks worthy of trial: high flavor and sugars, good crops, multi-use. I hope to graft it this season and report back. more >>

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