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

  • 4th week July 2016  Zestar! owned by Gil in SNOHOMISH, United States
  • 3rd week July 2016  Cherry - Black Gold owned by David in TWO RIVERS, United States
  • 2nd week July 2016  Lodi owned by Gil in Snohomish, United States
  • 2nd week June 2016  Irish Peach owned by Darylann in CRESCENT CITY, United States
  • 2nd week May 2016  Blenheim Orange owned by l in LITTLEPORT, United Kingdom

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

19 Jul 2016 HarrymannHERTS, United Kingdom

Apple - Bountiful

Definitely good eater if left late season (mid October) but really of no distinct character so we use for apple juice base (75/25 Bountiful /Cox type).. Fantastic cropper... maybe 500 + last year but despite shaking many off for the first year it's having a rest... none for 2016 which us fine by us. Will give this handsome tree a feed this winter... up to now have just buried the odd dead rat under it ;) more >>

14 Jul 2016 Sandra ThormanNSW, Australia

Apple - Sundowner

My favourite Apple variety. Mostly only found in Woolies in my part of the world, sometimes/rarely Aldi I don't understand why. Pink Lady is too acid for my taste. Fuji is also a favourite but 2nd to Sundowner. more >>

14 Jul 2016 GilWASHINGTON, United States

Plum - Ersinger Fruhzwetsche

Ersinger is our first plum of 20 varieties. It's pleasantly sweet with only slight tang, plump-firm to soft with no bitterness or astringence in the skin, flavor-reminds me of soaked raisins, 95 percent freestone, a strong-growing tree that needs some branch thinning to keep out suspected brown rot. more >>

13 Jul 2016 JuliaMISSOURI, United States

Apple - Wealthy

RE: Chris of 30 Aug 2015 My grandmother and mother made pies from Wealthy apples, but they were used fresh and were single crust pies open like a tart. Otherwise the fruit turns to sauce. more >>

09 Jul 2016 Veektur@Yahoo.ComCA, United States

Apple - Cameo

This has also become my favorite apple. I found this apple recently in a discount store in Oakland called Grocery Outlet. I would buy three bags at a time and eat two or three apples a day because they're so good. Definitely agree that this description is off. They are crisp, sweet, and quite large. I haven't found an apple of its equal and I shop at organic stores as well. more >>

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