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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Latest harvest records from registered fruit trees

  • 3rd week August 2016  Discovery owned by Sarah in CAERNARFON, United Kingdom
  • 3rd week August 2016  Isle of Wight Pippin owned by Darylann in Crescent City, United States
  • 3rd week August 2016  Lady Sudeley owned by m in LIMERICK, Ireland
  • 3rd week August 2016  Delcorf owned by Cheuk in AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
  • 2nd week August 2016  Wealthy owned by The in RICHMOND, Canada

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

25 Aug 2016 Lynne DavisTENNESSEE, United States

Apple - Lodi

These trees were in the yard of the house we bought 30 years ago. Some years, they have a bumper crop, and some years not many apples at all. They bruise easily, so you have to pick them rather than let them fall when ripe. Super for applesauce, OK for baking, too tart for eating raw. Some apples get very big in good years. more >>

25 Aug 2016 Linda DeyoAZ, United States

Apple - Opal

First I'd like to say "THANK YOU" to the developers, absolutely extra vacation pay to you! I find it the ultimate perfection in an apple, every facet a 10. Went to buy more...haven't seen them again! pity. Do they ship well? more >>

24 Aug 2016 AngelaSOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia

Plum - Early Prolific

Grown in our family for 3 generations as Early River. Original tree came from a Light Pass Orchardist. We are delighted to know it's history. Makes stunning dark jam and now fruit leather/rollups. Tough and heavy bearer. more >>

22 Aug 2016 DonnaNew Zealand

Apple - Pink Lady

I have just discovered this apple on sale at my supermarket. I bought 2 to try: love at first bite! At this stage of the window terms apples can be floury and disappointing, but Cripps Pink is beautifully firm and the flavour is wonderful, tangy and sweet, similar to a Braeburn or Granny Smith. I am thrilled to find it and considering planting one :-) more >>

19 Aug 2016 John AndersenNC, United States

Pear - Seckel

One of the best eating pears. Everyone should try a sackel pear more >>

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