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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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

05 Mar 2015Patrick S.NW VIRGINIA, United States

Apple - Lodi

Excellent apple for applesauce that many older people I know seek out. Extremely tangy/acidic, but not quite puckery sauce - perfect IMO. I hope to grow a tree, but sounds susceptible to rust, unfortunately. more >>

28 Feb 2015KarenNEW HAMPSHIRE, United States

Apple - Macoun

No better apple. Period. One bite and you're forever hooked! Superb apple flavor, excellent texture and the most amazing fragrance! Fresh, cooked, baked . . . no matter. Awesome! more >>

24 Feb 2015Larry PittsOK, United States

Apple - Ambrosia

Best apple I've ever ate! Can't imagine what happened with the 2 that said "tasteless", maybe got some that weren't ripe? Or maybe lacking the ambrosia taste bud! Lol, try them again. more >>

22 Feb 2015HåKon Wium LieOSLO, Norway

Apple - Egremont Russet

Found the apple in the organic part of Queen Victoria market in Melbourne. Medium to size. Great texture, nice to hold in your hand before eating. Pleasant taste, too. A favorite. more >>

22 Feb 2015HåKon Wium LieOSLO, Norway

Apple - Akane

Bought this apple in the organic part of Queen Victoria market in Melbourne. The apples were quite small, with a distinct, but not overly strong, taste. Good sour/sweet balance. more >>

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