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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

  • 4th week September 2014  Victoria owned by Esiah in LONDON, United Kingdom
  • 4th week September 2014  Grimes Golden owned by Lynnie in CORVALLIS, United States
  • September 2014  McIntosh owned by Irene in YALE, Canada
  • September 2014  Festival (Syn. Delorgue) owned by Matt in BLACKLION, Ireland
  • September 2014  Claygate Pearmain owned by Pip in RYE, United Kingdom

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

02 Sep 2014Renate sNEW JERSEY, United States

Apple - Zestar!

Zestar is tart/sweet juicy. The crisp but not hard texture is just perfect. Purchased these in Delaware County NY 08/31/14. One of the first early apples available at the co-op. Wonderful. more >>

01 Sep 2014Mary TrapeniVERMONT, United States

Apple - McIntosh

I have always found Macs to be good eating right from the tree, but I never pick it to take home because it doesn't keep. This Apple gets soft within a short time and is only best for applesauce. more >>

31 Aug 2014Carter6United States

Apple - McIntosh

I disagree with the statement that Macs are not good for cooking. It's the technique that you use for baking your pies that determines whether they're runny or not. I never have an issue making pies with Macs or any other fruit, for that matter. Just look online if you want to find out how to keep your pies from being runny with soggy bottom crusts. It's very simple. more >>

30 Aug 2014Luke88WEST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Apple - Red Windsor

really nice apple crisp,juicy, less aromatic than a cox orange abit more acidic more juicy yummy makes really nice juice too more >>

27 Aug 2014Joan BaileyAB, Canada

Apple - Haralson

We live in Calgary Alberta Canada and have (according to my dad, who planted it 40+ years ago) a Haralson in our yard. The apples have rarely turned red, barely even pink-tinged. They are green and small. Often, they start falling off in August. We have many more apples than we can use - hundreds. Over the years, we have eaten them in pies, desserts, as applesauce and juiced them. Last year a gung-ho neigbour picked them ALL and made cider, though we haven’t heard about or tasted the results. I just picked and ate one today, Aug 27, 2014 and it is crisp and nice, not too tart to eat off the tree. I'm wondering if this tree is maybe not Haralson? Or maybe they never get red or larger because we live in such a short-summer climate? The seeds in the one I picked today are white. Not fully ripened? more >>

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