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 spring blossom records from registered fruit trees
- 22nd April 2014 Apple - George Cave owned by Bill in , United Kingdom
- 21st April 2014 Apple - Lord Lambourne owned by Pete in ST NEOTS, United Kingdom
- 20th April 2014 Apple - Sierra Beauty owned by Dave in SANTA BARBARA, United States
- 15th April 2014 Apple - Golden Delicious owned by Stefanie in OCEANSIDE, United States
- 14th April 2014 Damson - Shropshire Prune owned by Paul in Southport, United Kingdom
Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|12 Apr 2014||KevinALBERTA, Canada|
Apple - ElstarThese are the best pie apples ever. more >>
|11 Apr 2014||Mike RobertsFAVERSHAM, United Kingdom|
Apple - ArianeIt's hard to find Ariane anywhere. Sainsbury's did sell them (over a year ago) but they haven't appeared this last autumn/winter. A very tasty apple! more >>
|07 Apr 2014||ShannonFL, United States|
Apple - Pink LadyHoly cow! I asked my personal trainer why Red Delicious apples have been awful for a very long time, and she suggested these. Very delicious! Pink, crisp, very flavorful. To me taste like a hybrid od Red Delicious and Granny Smith. Sweet and tart and juicy. more >>
|04 Apr 2014||Jean MarionIDAHO, United States|
Apple - AmbrosiaI did a blind taste test of 12 apples available at our grocery store. The moment I felt the texture of Ambrosia I was hooked. I waited for the tartness and there was none. I was so relieved. Then the sweetness came and no icky aftertaste. My definite pick for #1. more >>
|02 Apr 2014||Tony BaconMERSEYSIDE, United Kingdom|
Apple - DiscoveryI purchased one , it was half price from a garden centre, had a desent crop, everyone who tasted the apples remarked how beautiful tasting and aroma they where, so I went back and paid full price and bought another more >>