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.
Orchard owners - premium listings now available
Priority placement for your orchard in our listings - $125 per year - more details >>
Latest harvest records from registered fruit trees
- 3rd week October 2014 Cortland owned by David in TWO RIVERS, United States
- 2nd week October 2014 Antonovka owned by David in NEW-RICHMOND, Canada
- 2nd week October 2014 Bramley's Seedling owned by Mans in GRANNA, Sweden
- 2nd week October 2014 Dabinett owned by Bill in SMEETON WESTERBY, United Kingdom
- 2nd week October 2014 Lord Burghley owned by Bill in SMEETON WESTERBY, United Kingdom
Register your own fruit trees and record blossom and harvest records - more >>
Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|29 Oct 2014||James OsbornMA, United States|
Apple - SpencerWe went to a wonderful farm stand in central Mass. called Bolton Orchards and got some Spencer apples. They were the sweetest apples we ever tasted! Firm white flesh, excellent flavor. more >>
|28 Oct 2014||BrandiBRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada|
Apple - AmbrosiaYes! These apples are fabulous, crisp, sweet, pretty. Unfortunately, the ones at my local bodega often have stem holes from other apples, but you can't fault the apples for that. Double yes to Beverly - red delicious are mealy and yuck. I don't think ambrosia has RD parentage. more >>
|28 Oct 2014||ScottMINNESOTA, United States|
Apple - HoneycrispThe Honeycrisp apple is wonderful, if it is grown in the right climate. As someone who lives in Minnesota, the Honeycrisp that you get from an orchard are great. However, picking them up in a grocery store, they sometimes come from Washington or some other moderate climate. Make sure you are getting the good ones from Minnesota, Michigan or upstate New York. The apples from other areas are ok, but don't pay the premium price to pick them up. more >>
|28 Oct 2014||TahirUnited Kingdom|
Apple - LimelightLimelight is definitely one of our favourites, rich flavour, crisp and refreshing. Flavour fades in storage though more >>
|25 Oct 2014||Irv WilsonCALIFORNIA, United States|
Apple - McIntoshIn southern California it's becoming progressively more difficult to find good Macs. Used to be all the markets carried them but now Albertsons and a few independents are the only places they can be found. A good mcintosh apple is eating pleasure, but availability in southern California is problematic. more >>