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
- 4th week September 2014 Honeycrisp owned by Ironwood in WEST CONCORD, United States
- 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
- 4th week September 2014 Sweet Alford owned by John in MALMESBURY, United Kingdom
- 4th week September 2014 Kingston Black owned by John in MALMESBURY, United Kingdom
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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|30 Sep 2014||Barry LackCALIFORNIA, United States|
Apple - PettingillA neighbor brought us a small sack of these harvested apples. They are the best I've ever tasted; crisp, juicy, nice balance between tart and sweet. Sweeter than a Granny Smith but still with a little tartness. more >>
|29 Sep 2014||Alison MyersMI, United States|
Apple - FameuseMagicland Farms in Newaygo grows this variety. I was surprised to find out that my mom's father (who passed when she was very young) used to love this variety of apple - it was his favorite. She has never seen them since. These are now my favorite apple (I'm normally a Granny Smith lover) and I feel like I know my grandfather a little bit because of these special little fruits! more >>
|29 Sep 2014||Sherry AlveyKY, United States|
Apple - JonathanDoesn't make any difference if they're USDA or organic or GMO!! Lol. Jonathans are the best apples ever! I can't seem to find them here where I live either. I guess they were like everything else, we liked them so well that the growers decided to stop. Sad that growers let such a good thing slip through their fingers. I don't like eating cardboard and that's what all the other varieties taste like!! more >>
|29 Sep 2014||Schuyler CampbellOREGON, United States|
Apple - Cox's Orange PippinAfter a trip to an orchard in the "fruit loop" near Mt. Hood, Oregon, I finally got to try some COP and I am disappointed. Perhaps these were picked too soon, but they are quite tart with a bland flavor, though a nice enough texture. My experience with apples grown in Oregon indicates that Honeycrisp and several modern varieties are better fresh-eating apples than COP or so many other "heritage" cultivars. more >>
|28 Sep 2014||Jean ThumsWI, United States|
Apple - HaralsonI have 0ne Haralson tree and it produces wonderfully each year: but so many apples have blemish that is black and does not sink deep into the apple; but I wonder if this is normal. This happens every year: we have other apple trees of other kinds but none of them have this. Can you comment? more >>