The comprehensive resource for apples and orchards

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

  • 3rd week October 2014  Cortland owned by David in TWO RIVERS, United States
  • 2nd week October 2014  Antonovka owned by David in NEW-RICHMOND, Canada
  • 2nd week October 2014  Bramley's Seedling owned by Mans in GRANNA, Sweden
  • 2nd week October 2014  Dabinett owned by Bill in SMEETON WESTERBY, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week October 2014  Lord Burghley owned by Bill in SMEETON WESTERBY, United Kingdom

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

20 Oct 2014LindaUnited States

Apple - Snow Sweet

Just discovered this apple at Fairfax City Farmer's Market (VA). Great flavor although a sweeter than my usual favorite (Macoun) which I have not found yet this year. Love that it is slow to brown when cut. I hope this newer variety becomes more widely available. more >>

19 Oct 2014MattIOWA, United States

Apple - Haralson

Dang good! Just made apple sauce and crisp with these apples and in the spring I will be grafting this tree to add to my orchard. I had to add a little sugar so my two year old will eat it but still damn good apple more >>

19 Oct 2014Kaye SwiftneyMI, United States

Apple - Northern Spy

Here in Western Michigan we have the biggest northern spy this year. As my mother used to say if you wa t to make a good pie use a northern spy. Also love the for apple sauce. more >>

19 Oct 2014MaryUnited States

Apple - McIntosh

I am originally from Maine, now living in Minnesota. The Macs here are not as good as those in Northern New England, the flavor is not quite as complex. I love Macs and agree that they lose their crispness as they age. I use Macs and Granny Smith for pies and since my Mother, who loved apple pie was diabetic this combination worked well. With this combo, I reduced the sugar to no white and only 1/4 cup of brown sugar [either light or dark] and it still makes a great pie and one that had very little effect on her blood glucose. more >>

19 Oct 2014Paul GerrishMA, United States

Apple - Newtown Pippin

Two trees planted Spring 2014. These trees have grown from 3 feet at planting to almost 7 feet this season. I like the idea of having old and new varieties! more >>

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