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

  • 2nd week October 2015  Herefordshire Russet owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week October 2015  Gala owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom
  • 1st week October 2015  Cox's Orange Pippin owned by Olivier in , Netherlands
  • 1st week October 2015  Calville Blanc d'Hiver owned by Lyn in VENGEONS, France
  • 1st week October 2015  Black Oxford owned by Michelle in KENAI PENINSULA, United States

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

06 Oct 2015P. SeburnNW VA, United States

Apple - Zabergau Reinette

Got first crop in NW VA this year. Large apples, significant watercore that will hopefully resolve as the tree ages. Good but nothing close to Boskoop for a large European russet. Large beautiful triploid flowers. No fireblight. more >>

06 Oct 2015P. SeburnNW VA, United States

Apple - Tydeman's Late Orange

Just got first crop of TLO in NW VA. Complex tasty flavor, turning deeper red when fully ripe. Young tree did contract fireblight, had to do trunk renewal but doing great now. Not quite as good as King David for me in warm VA, but close. more >>

05 Oct 2015Lyn NewmanMANCHE, France

Apple - Calville Blanc d'Hiver

We have one in our garden in Normandy, France. It crops extremely heavily every other year - not the prettiest looking apple but cooks well and has a good flavour. more >>

04 Oct 2015JudiBRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada

Apple - Bismarck

We have a tree that is probably close to 100 years old. It has been bearing abundant fruit for the 40 years we have lived at this property and it was a mature tree when we moved in. Exceptional flavour, great cooking apples but also tart eating as well. more >>

04 Oct 2015Mark uWI, United States

Apple - Honeycrisp

I've never had a Golden Delicious that was "crunchy", so I don't know where they got that from. As for Honeycrisp, they're excellent. I consider them quite remarkable, as the flavor combined with the Granny Smith-like crunch is a quite remarkable combination. more >>

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