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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Latest spring blossom records from registered fruit trees
- 0th February 2014 Apple - Dorsett Golden owned by Cr in MARANA, United States
- 0th February 2014 Apple - Anna owned by Cr in MARANA, United States
Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|23 Feb 2014||Lynnie bOREGON BENTON, United States|
Apple - Grimes GoldenI just found out my tree is not a Golden Delicious but a Grimes Golden. It has an absolutely wonderful taste and a juicy crunch. It ripens later than Golden D and so seems to keep better lasts longer in n my limited experience Lynnie B Corvallis Oregon more >>
|22 Feb 2014||CherylCALIFORNIA, United States|
Apple - Park's PippinLove this apple. My favorite. They haven't been in our stores for quite a few years. Missing them. more >>
|19 Feb 2014||Elizabeth MinkinWEST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom|
Apple - BismarckI love this old tree. It leans wonderfully, blossoms beautifully, fruits generously, so many of its so very delicious apples grow quite enormous, tastes good raw as well as cooked, unparalleled white fluffiness. Its only fault is a tendency to brown rot. Blackbirds love the fruit too, on or off the tree. more >>
|13 Feb 2014||Frank De PrinsKAPELLEN, Belgium|
Apple - EvelinaI have always been (and still am) a big fan of Elstar, but this one is, at least, equally delicious. And it is bigger. It has a fine balance between sweet and sharp and the flesh is quite firm and crunchy. more >>
|11 Feb 2014||JackNEW YORK, United States|
Apple - LibertyThis is probably the most easily cared for tree that I have. It is a prolific producer of decent sized, tastey fruit. They are a great all around appple and keep fairly well when refridgerated after picking. They also make great cider and pie. more >>