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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Latest harvest records from registered fruit trees

  • 3rd week November 2015  Sturmer Pippin owned by Carol in LINCOLN, United Kingdom
  • 1st week November 2015  Blacktwig owned by Jocelyn in WARRENTON, United States
  • 1st week November 2015  Annie Elizabeth owned by Robert in PLYMOUTH, United Kingdom
  • 1st week November 2015  Suncrisp owned by Gil in SNOHOMISH, United States
  • 1st week November 2015  Gala owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

25 Nov 2015Carter WilkieMASSACHUSETTS, United States

Apple - Black Gilliflower

A dry apple with very little to no juice. Becomes very dry and fibrous in storage. One apple that makes Red Delicious taste... well, delicious by comparison. Bleech. more >>

21 Nov 2015GeorginaSOMERSET, United Kingdom

Apple - Zari

An apple that takes me back to the tree climbing and apple-picking of my childhood. Exceptionally juicy and both sweet and tart. A very good flavour which is enhanced by its crisp bite. My favourite apple at the moment but definitely one to be eaten fresh rather than stored. more >>

20 Nov 2015Rod GrahamLANARKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Apple - Broxwood Foxwhelp

Although this is a cider variety the juice is well worth drinking. It is very very sharp, but once you get used to that it is most refreshing, and has a good red fruit flavour more >>

20 Nov 2015Rod GrahamLANARKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Apple - Pitmaston Pine Apple

The yellow fruit flavours in this variety do indeed resemble pineapple. It has very good texture too - not mealy at all. more >>

18 Nov 2015John NolanGLOUCESTER, United Kingdom

Apple - Jupiter

18Nov15 We live in a fruit growing area. The soil is basically red clay. A glut year. I am here because I am trying to identify another Apple that we have, that is very like our Jupiter. Our Jupiter has been prolific with medium to large apples. They are very juicy, but a bit floury. They do not juice so well, and I don't why. They behave a bit like pears - not so good in an apple juicer. It may be that the flesh is not so firm and/or the skin doesn't shred so well and blocks the juicing. But the taste is excellent. more >>

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