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:
- Information on over 600 apple varieties, with user reviews and a 'vote' feature.
- Listings for over 2,000 apple 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.
- While focussed on apples, Orange Pippin also has varietal information on cherries and plums.
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 September 2014 Victoria owned by Esiah in LONDON, United Kingdom
- 4th week September 2014 Grimes Golden owned by Lynnie in CORVALLIS, United States
- September 2014 McIntosh owned by Irene in YALE, Canada
- September 2014 Festival (Syn. Delorgue) owned by Matt in BLACKLION, Ireland
- September 2014 Claygate Pearmain owned by Pip in RYE, United Kingdom
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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|31 Aug 2014||Carter6United States|
Apple - McIntoshI disagree with the statement that Macs are not good for cooking. It's the technique that you use for baking your pies that determines whether they're runny or not. I never have an issue making pies with Macs or any other fruit, for that matter. Just look online if you want to find out how to keep your pies from being runny with soggy bottom crusts. It's very simple. more >>
|30 Aug 2014||Luke88WEST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom|
Apple - Red Windsorreally nice apple crisp,juicy, less aromatic than a cox orange abit more acidic more juicy yummy makes really nice juice too more >>
|27 Aug 2014||Joan BaileyAB, Canada|
Apple - HaralsonWe live in Calgary Alberta Canada and have (according to my dad, who planted it 40+ years ago) a Haralson in our yard. The apples have rarely turned red, barely even pink-tinged. They are green and small. Often, they start falling off in August. We have many more apples than we can use - hundreds. Over the years, we have eaten them in pies, desserts, as applesauce and juiced them. Last year a gung-ho neigbour picked them ALL and made cider, though we haven’t heard about or tasted the results. I just picked and ate one today, Aug 27, 2014 and it is crisp and nice, not too tart to eat off the tree. I'm wondering if this tree is maybe not Haralson? Or maybe they never get red or larger because we live in such a short-summer climate? The seeds in the one I picked today are white. Not fully ripened? more >>
|25 Aug 2014||Svante BergstromVäSTERGöTLAND, Sweden|
Apple - Galloway PippinExcellent for cooking! more >>
|24 Aug 2014||Wayne WagnerMD, United States|
Apple - Summer RamboPurchased from Heyser Farms, Colesville, Md. on July 25th. Tart with little apple flavor, these did not make a good pie. While my standard 50-55 minutes wasn't long enough for this cultivar - ten minutes more would have improved it - there's only so much one can do with a so-so apple. more >>