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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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

21 May 2015Ingrid GottfriedWI/COLUMBIA, United States

Apple - Opalescent

I bought this from JE Miller Nurseries years ago. About 5 years ago it began producing...lumpy green apples! Nothing like they're supposed to look. However, each year they taste better and better. The skin is yellowish and has spots of mildew on them. It is extremely fruitful and interestingly shaped. more >>

18 May 2015JacquelineONTARIO, Canada

Apple - Jonagold

Jonagold, where have you been all my life? I recently bought a bunch of these apples at the supermarket as they were on sale and the cheapest. I took a chance and am hooked! Beautiful, large, and ever so tasty & crispy. My other favourite apples are Mutsu and Empires and this is comparable. more >>

17 May 2015PeterUnited Kingdom

Apple - Junami

Lovely apple ... Sweet and juicy. I am very very surprised that this variety is not more generally available in the UK. Only source I know of is FarmFoods and is #1 reason I visit the shop. more >>

13 May 2015AnnaTASMANIA, Australia

Apple - Allen's Everlasting

I agree with the tasting notes. Also, in storage as it becomes less acid and the sugar content becomes more noticeable, the flesh softens. This does not make the apple less appealing. more >>

13 May 2015Dave LiezenWA, United States

Apple - Lord Lambourne

This one generates comments, huh? I had the first taste of LL last fall, just three apples on a midget tree. Decided it will never be big enough standing on Bud9, so dug it up and re-planted it by burying the graft union. It should grow to be a compact standard and yield a crop worth waiting for! more >>

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