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

  • August 2015  Ginger Gold owned by Susan in FITCHBURG, United States
  • August 2015  Golden Delicious owned by Phillip in SAND SPRINGS, United States
  • 4th week July 2015  Superchief Spur Red Delicious owned by Manish in SHIMLA, India
  • 3rd week July 2015  Sops in Wine owned by Katie in MAHOMET, United States
  • 2nd week March 2015  Fameuse owned by Patrick in Mount Macedon, Australia

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

25 Jul 2015RichardNORTH CAROLINA, United States

Apple - Jonagold

I first discovered this apple while on a tour/field trip in my Fruit crops course at Co. State Univ. The orchard was at a fairly high elevation near Cedaredge/Paonia area. Picked right off the tree in September, and it was the best apple I had ever tasted, crisp, juicy, sweet (not too sweet), with a little tartness. I asked the grower why they were not more of them in the stores, and his answer was that they are not good keepers, and best if eaten within a month after picking. So I bought my own tree and have had heavy crops of large delicious apples for the last 15 years. We do not spray, so we get a little spotting and such minor imperfections on the outside, but just bite into one and you have a little bit of heaven. Western states which have hot dry days and cool nights, do develop a little more flavor, but for Western NC, it is an awfully good apple. more >>

25 Jul 2015DrewNSW, Australia

Apple - Sundowner

Love Sundowners! They are very similar to Pink Lady apples, which are probably my second favourite (no surprise given they are from the same parentage) but I think Sundowners are better. A perfect balance of sweetness and acidity which leaves me wanting to eat the core (or just going and getting another one out of the fridge!) more >>

25 Jul 2015Tina BrownsonWISCONSIN, United States

Apple - Wolf River

Theses are the best eating and baking apples ever! We have 10 varieties of apple trees and these are by far the best apples I have ever grown! more >>

19 Jul 2015JimMI, United States

Apple - Pristine

Tried my first Pristine today July 18th, 2015 - off my own tree. Still green, seeds still white, but the flavor is there, quite "granny smith" like. Another couple of weeks, we'll see if it mellows a bit. more >>

13 Jul 2015Stephen HorsfallLONDON, United Kingdom

Apple - James Grieve

Lovely apple, good as both an eater and a cooker. My tree is a full-size standard, and must be quite old, as it was already fully grown in 1978, when I moved in to this house. It used to bear biennially, but I seem to have cured it with judicious pruning. Very heavy crop last two years, and it looks like being heavy again this year (2015). more >>

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