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 harvest records from registered fruit trees
- 1st week November 2014 Yarlington Mill owned by Jon in BRIGG, United Kingdom
- 1st week November 2014 Ashmead's Kernel owned by Derek in BRISTOL, United Kingdom
- 4th week October 2014 Wagener owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom
- 4th week October 2014 Sturmer Pippin owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom
- 3rd week October 2014 Cortland owned by David in TWO RIVERS, United States
Register your own fruit trees and record blossom and harvest records - more >>
Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|28 Nov 2014||PeterSOMERSET, United Kingdom|
Apple - SuntanI have about 17 varieties of apple tree in my orchard and the flavour of Suntan is easily the best of them all. It is quite sharp and very sweet. I agree that, like its parent Cox, it is prone to cancer and other fruit diseases in this region, nevertheless I usually have a large healthy crop from each tree. The slightly yellowy apples have a nicer taste than the red blushed ones to my mind. more >>
|20 Nov 2014||MichaelESSEX, United Kingdom|
Apple - EmpireI love Empire apples but unable to find any shops that sell them anymore.why?. more >>
|20 Nov 2014||JimAL., United States|
Apple - HorseThis apple was common and much used for drying and for pies in this region. Excellent tart flavor. This is the first mention of it that I have seen in print. I and several others that I know would love to buy some of these trees to get them started again in this area. I hope this web site will show me where I can find them. more >>
|20 Nov 2014||Glenn r StoseOR WASHINGTON, United States|
Apple - Rome BeautyI love Rome Beauty apples for eating. The only thng I find is that sometimes they're a little mealy but I thought that might be a nutrient deficiency. I'm in the process of turning my residential yard into a dwarf apple, peach and apricot orchard with blueberries on the side. If anyone knows of a good source for dwarf Rome Beauty, Winter Banana apple trees and other dwarf trees, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks, Glenn more >>
|18 Nov 2014||Doug PaineVERMONT, United States|
Apple - Winter BananaJust got some of these from Scott Farm in Vermont. They definitely have a subtle banana flavor and aroma. Scott Farm does a fantastic job growing and marketing heirloom varieties. These apples were free of blemishes and rust. more >>