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.
- Information on over 600 apple varieties, with user reviews and a 'vote' feature.
- Listings for over 2,000 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.
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 spring blossom records from registered fruit trees
- 19th April 2015 Apple - Suncrisp owned by Gil in SNOHOMISH, United States
- 15th April 2015 Apple - Braeburn owned by Chris in KENNEWICK, United States
- 15th April 2015 Apple - Superchief Spur Red Delicious owned by Manish in SHIMLA, India
- 5th April 2015 Apple - Granny Smith owned by Karen in SALADO, United States
- 2nd April 2015 Apple - Gravenstein owned by Chris in KENNEWICK, United States
Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|04 Apr 2015||Jack FeilWASHINGTON, United States|
Apple - RubinetteWe grow over two hundred varieties of apples in our orchard. Rubenette is the best eating apple we have and sell at our roadside stand. Although the size is nedium small it is not a distraction, however we are testing chemical thinning sprays and have noticed Rubinette on M-9 rootstock produces a half size larger apple than on seedling rootstock. We are testing to grow this apple on the more precocious rootstocks to improve size. As a commercial grower, we have access to sixe improving chemicals that do help, unfortunstely these products are not available tp backyard growers.We have no pest issues specific to this apple.Here at Feul 1908 Famoly Orchard we intent to grow Rubennette on a anall commercial scale. more >>
|04 Apr 2015||John JohnWESTERN STATES (AZ, CA, UT), United States|
Apple - OpalThe Opal apple is excellent. Give Kudos to the developers. more >>
|02 Apr 2015||Sydney bOHIO, USA, United States|
Apple - HoneycrispAbout 20 years ago I got some Honeycrisps that were grown in Michigan by a Mennonite family. They were hands down the most extrordinary apples I have ever tasted--intensely sweet and tangy, spicy, complex flavor; crisp and juicy. They were huge, bigger than grapefruit and tasty all the way to the core. I could only get them for a few weeks each summer and I looked forward to it eagerly! What a disappointment when the commercially grown apples labeled Honeycrisp came to market. Are they even the same variety? At best, the commercially grown specimens hint at the sublime, zesty flavor of gorgeous apples from the lovingly tended Michigan orchard, but they miss the mark by a wide gap. more >>
|01 Apr 2015||JessicaQUEBEC, Canada|
Apple - CortlandMy favorite! The ones I buy are from here (Québec) and are sold at a health foods’ store. They are organic, small, firm, crunchy, juicy, a little tart and very sweet. Their skin is a beautiful deep burgundy color, unlike the Cortlands I see at the regular food stores. The flesh is white. If I eat one with my eyes closed, I get a hint of blue grapes and strawberries! The ones I bought this week were stored for at least 4 months before they arrived on the shelves. These apples grow best in colder climate zones (zone 4-5-6). My only wish would be for the tree to be more resistant to diseases. more >>
|28 Mar 2015||Patrick DeaseyVIC, Australia|
Apple - FameuseBears very Biennially at Mt Macedon, Victoria, Australia. Very heavy crops some years. As the description says, colour varies a lot within the tree. Great for kids, my daughter takes bucket loads to her school and they are pounced on. I find it a little bland tasting, but the red skin and white flesh, with small size make it very attractive to kids. more >>