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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:

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

  • 4th week September 2014  Honeycrisp owned by Ironwood in WEST CONCORD, United States
  • 4th week September 2014  Victoria owned by Esiah in LONDON, United Kingdom
  • 4th week September 2014  Grimes Golden owned by Lynnie in CORVALLIS, United States
  • 4th week September 2014  Cox's Orange Pippin owned by James in York, United Kingdom
  • 3rd week September 2014  Sunset owned by Bill in SMEETON WESTERBY, United Kingdom

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

21 Sep 2014Andrew RossNORTHAMPTONSHIRE, United Kingdom

Apple - Broad-eyed pippin

Excellent Culinary Variety. Hold shape when cooked with lovely 'fruity' flavour: Very little added sugar required more >>

21 Sep 2014JonCT, United States

Apple - Crimson Crisp

I tasted one yesterday and found it to be sweet and crisp. The color was very red. more >>

21 Sep 2014Andrea G.MA, United States

Apple - Arkansas Black

When aged until the skin is just shy of black (usually about a month) this is the Platonic ideal of apple-ness. Tart, crunchy, sweet but not too sweet. What more could you want? more >>

20 Sep 2014Ironwood County BooksMN, United States

Apple - Honeycrisp

We have our own honey crisp apple tree here in MN and it is our favorite "fresh eating" apple. However, we have tasted honey crisp from other parts of the U.S. and, as others have said, they are NOT that spectacular. The honey crisp was developed by the U of MN for cold climates. The tree needs a cold upper midwest winter to create a good-tasting apple. more >>

20 Sep 2014Ironwood County BooksMN, United States

Apple - Fireside

We've had a fireside tree for years now and it produces a large crop each year. After the first frost they get much sweeter and make a great base apple for apple sauce (often mix with some Haralson). more >>

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