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.
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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|17 Jan 2015||Carroll CateTN, United States|
Apple - Yellow TransparentThe Yellow Transparent is the one apple tree in the yard when I grew up. Mother liked them dried and we always had apple sauce. A little brown sugar and nothing else for cooking these down. It defines apple sauce for me and I have never found its equal more >>
|17 Jan 2015||Matt G.UT, United States|
Apple - Reinette Grise du CanadaThanks Dave! That's good to know that they are different. I grafted a pomme grise last year and will be grafting a reinette grise this year. more >>
|15 Jan 2015||Kirk SchonfeldtUnited States|
Apple - Chestnut CrabOne of my favorite little apples. Very sweet, but with a very unique and distinctive flavor, very aromatic. There's certainly no hint of crabbyness in this one. more >>
|14 Jan 2015||jonewerSURREY, United Kingdom|
Apple - Crawley BeautyAgree with the comment from N.Buck - the flavour of this apple is unremarkable. Its an OK cooker and a not terribly good eater, though on the plus side, the fruit is quite beautiful and free of blemishes. Also with regards to the self-fertility - I have nothing growing nearby that flowers at even close to the same time as Crawley Beauty, yet its produced a crop for the last two years with no problems more >>
|13 Jan 2015||Robbie-JayneONTARIO, Canada|
Apple - LoboThey have Lobos at Burnham Family Farm Market in Cobourg ON...closed now until May 1st...but when the apples are ready they have many many different varieties!!...check them out! more >>