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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:

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 August 2014  Apple - Royal Delicious owned by Col in SHIMLA, India
  • 3rd week August 2014  Beverley Pippin owned by Geoff in BEVERLEY, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week August 2014  Pristine owned by Gil in SNOHOMISH, United States
  • 1st week August 2014  Superchief Spur Red Delicious owned by Jittu in ROHRU, India
  • 1st week August 2014  Lowland Raspberry owned by Mark in Meshoppen, United States

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

27 Jul 2014David M. TaylorWI, United States

Apple - Kanzi

Wow... just tasted my first Kanzi apple, and it is packed with flavor. It closely resembles its sister Jazz in color and flavor, but it is a lot more tart. A little TOO tart for me in fact. So I prefer Jazz. But a tasty apple for sure. It has a very vinous and spritely aftertaste as well. Would make a great cider I think. more >>

24 Jul 2014Kelly AlbertALBERTA, Canada

Apple - Spartan

The Spartan is by far my favorite apple. I found our stores are carrying so many different varieties of apples but the Spartan is hard to find. WHY? Nothing compares to it! more >>

22 Jul 2014jonewerSURREY, United Kingdom

Apple - Claygate Pearmain

A very superior apple. Flavour is incredibly complex if picked when ripe and stored for a week or two. There are definite pineapple notes on offer. So far, this is the best apple I have ever tasted. more >>

22 Jul 2014jonewerSURREY, United Kingdom

Apple - Devonshire Quarrenden

As an update - I had no crop in the 2012 crop but a good crop in 2013. This year, there is again no crop. The variety appears to be showing some fairly strong biennial behaviour. The growth habit with no pruning is very upright. 2013 fruits were very small. Taste is vinous rather than aromatic and while incomparably better than shop bought Golden Delicious is still disappointing against the likes of a Claygate Pearmain, lacking any real depth or complexity of flavour. A decent early variety but not outstanding. more >>

22 Jul 2014HaeleyNEW YORK, United States

Apple - Empire

Dont ask me how I made it to 25 year old, living in apple country in NEW YORK where Empires originated, without trying them. I suppose I had overlooked them before thinking they were past their prime; on the tree they look dull and are a very dark almost burgundy/purple color. I went apple picking with my husband 6 years ago and I got curious and picked one, once I shined it up a little it was a beautiful deep red. Once I took a bite I was hooked and I packed the rest of our bags with them. They are a great balance of sweet and tart and they are very crisp. I find eating them warm better than chilled. I havent found the ones in the store to measure up, they arent as flavorful and tend to be more mealy and soft which I dont like in an apple. I am considering getting us our own tree, these are definitely one of my top 5 favorite varieties. more >>

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