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

  • 2nd week September 2015  Bramley 20 owned by j in CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom
  • 1st week September 2015  Merton Worcester owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom
  • September 2015  Lane's Prince Albert owned by Isabel in HARROGATE, United Kingdom
  • 4th week August 2015  Wolf River owned by Britt in SAINT JOSEPH, United States
  • 4th week August 2015  Zestar! owned by Ironwood in WEST CONCORD, United States

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

02 Sep 2015DebraWI., United States

Apple - Wolf River

what's up with these apples, they are so dry and tasteless its like trying to eat cork board! I'am thinking of pulling out the tree. more >>

02 Sep 2015RobertAZ, United States

Apple - Jonathan

I grew up in Kansas City. My parents would by a bushel of Jonathan's in the Fall and store them in the basement where they would last through the winter. My mom made the most unbelievable pies using Jonathan's. I think they are simply the best eating apples produced. Unfortunately here in the Phoenix area they haven't been available for 10 years or so. They have been replaced with Jonagolds, not the same. I have been told it's because of a longer shelf life. Too bad, I really miss them. more >>

01 Sep 2015TashOHIO, United States

Apple - Rome Beauty

To the person who has a tree with bees and apple worms: The worms are your typical 'apple worm' and is fine to eat around, it's just a pain to cut out the parts they got (actually they won't hurt you if you do eat one, it's just the 'ick' factor). A totally chemical free way to deal with them is to bag the apples as soon as you can. Also time consuming but you should end up with perfect apples, if you use non-transparent bags the apples may fail to color up though. more >>

31 Aug 2015Anthony HoweCORNWALL, United Kingdom

Apple - Miller's Seedling

Not single aapple on very well established espalier seen on 31/08/2015 at the RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Torrington, Devon. Gardener told me that it has gone totally biennial. A very bad fault in my opinion! more >>

30 Aug 2015AnneMO, United States

Apple - Honeycrisp

I remember exactly the road I was driving on when I had my first honey crisp apple experience. It was by far the best apple I had ever tasted in my 24 years. A co-worker of mine had recently discovered them at a produce market near her home and wanted me to try one. Fast forward 5 years and I introduced them to my husband. I have ruined all other apples for him. He will only eat honey crisp and they are currently not available in our area. I called around and they are expected within the next 2 weeks. I guess the kids and I will be eating gala until then! I shop with a local fruit vendor who tells me apples are stored for a year before they even get sold. I am interested to learn more about that process. more >>

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