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

  • 4th week July 2015  Superchief Spur Red Delicious owned by Manish in SHIMLA, India
  • 2nd week March 2015  Fameuse owned by Patrick in Mount Macedon, Australia
  • 1st week February 2015  Plum Mariposa owned by Susie in Foster North, Australia

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

11 Jul 2015Stephen HorsfallLONDON, United Kingdom

Apple - Cottenham Seedling

Large, well-ribbed cooker. reasonably tasty. more >>

11 Jul 2015Stephen HorsfallLONDON, United Kingdom

Apple - Brownlees Russet

My Brownlees' Russet was planted in 2011, on M26 rootstock, and is already cropping more heavily than some trees planted in 2008. Delicious - fruty and sharp. Should be better known. more >>

06 Jul 2015Judith RahaeuserUSA, United States

Apple - Anna

first crop of anna's apple tree planted about two years ago. It flowered in January 2015 and isnow starting to flower again --the first of July 2015. Just started reading about anna' apple tree. My trees apples are a bit tart but have not waterd well or fertilized since the tree went in the ground. The truck is at least twice the thickness of a nesr by peach tree same year, and planed at the same time. Tnought there was something wrong with my tree with early flowering (southern CA) and second flowering! happy to know my tree is normal! annoying to find out it is not a good keeper. However LOVE to make homemade apple pies. Now know my family and friends are going to be very happy in the future. LOL. JUDY R. D more >>

29 Jun 2015DenBC, Canada

Apple - Lodi

Reading up about all the summer varieties and I think this matches what is growing in my yard. My first experience with a summer apple and it's had me guessing! we're trying to graft Spartan onto a few branches as I much prefer it and hate to lose the incredible root system of a 50 year old tree.. thanks for the tips on how to process the fruit. Tart for sure and the mealy splitting is really gross. more >>

23 Jun 2015AnastashaMO, United States

Apple - WineCrisp

We planted a Winecrisp apple and got our first apples last fall. Wow! Delicious! We plan to plant more. We bought from Stark brothers nursery. more >>

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