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Welcome to Orange Pippin

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

  • 1st week November 2014  Yarlington Mill owned by Jon in BRIGG, United Kingdom
  • 1st week November 2014  Ashmead's Kernel owned by Derek in BRISTOL, United Kingdom
  • 4th week October 2014  Wagener owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom
  • 4th week October 2014  Sturmer Pippin owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom
  • 3rd week October 2014  Cortland owned by David in TWO RIVERS, United States

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

28 Nov 2014PeterSOMERSET, United Kingdom

Apple - Suntan

I have about 17 varieties of apple tree in my orchard and the flavour of Suntan is easily the best of them all. It is quite sharp and very sweet. I agree that, like its parent Cox, it is prone to cancer and other fruit diseases in this region, nevertheless I usually have a large healthy crop from each tree. The slightly yellowy apples have a nicer taste than the red blushed ones to my mind. more >>

20 Nov 2014MichaelESSEX, United Kingdom

Apple - Empire

I love Empire apples but unable to find any shops that sell them anymore.why?. more >>

20 Nov 2014JimAL., United States

Apple - Horse

This apple was common and much used for drying and for pies in this region. Excellent tart flavor. This is the first mention of it that I have seen in print. I and several others that I know would love to buy some of these trees to get them started again in this area. I hope this web site will show me where I can find them. more >>

20 Nov 2014Glenn r StoseOR WASHINGTON, United States

Apple - Rome Beauty

I love Rome Beauty apples for eating. The only thng I find is that sometimes they're a little mealy but I thought that might be a nutrient deficiency. I'm in the process of turning my residential yard into a dwarf apple, peach and apricot orchard with blueberries on the side. If anyone knows of a good source for dwarf Rome Beauty, Winter Banana apple trees and other dwarf trees, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks, Glenn more >>

18 Nov 2014Doug PaineVERMONT, United States

Apple - Winter Banana

Just got some of these from Scott Farm in Vermont. They definitely have a subtle banana flavor and aroma. Scott Farm does a fantastic job growing and marketing heirloom varieties. These apples were free of blemishes and rust. more >>

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