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
|17 Sep 2014||Bianca NewmeyerMI, United States|
Apple - KikuKiku was a new variety to me, I saw it in my local Kroger store and decided to try it. I had never experienced " love at first bite" until now. The sweetest apple I have ever eaten, right amount of cruch and the texture, perfect. I returned to purchase more, but to my dismay, they were out and don't know when they will get next supply. more >>
|17 Sep 2014||JessicLONDON, United Kingdom|
Apple - Lord LambournePicked mine off a small tree at Wisley and was blown away by the taste - slightly acidic, but a lovely background sweetness too. Crispy and crunchy too. Nice skin. Perfect for kids as not too enormous. When I have a large garden in my next dream home, I'll be planting some Lord Lambournes, I think. more >>
|17 Sep 2014||J. L. WeeksNORTH CAROLINA, United States|
Apple - September Wonder FujiBought these apples from Merciers orchard, Blue Ridge Ga. This past week-end, they said name was Sept. 1st variety. Sounds like same apple. Very impressed with taste. more >>
|16 Sep 2014||PalmerPALM BEACH COUNTY, United States|
Apple - SansaJust had Sansa for the first time. ORGANIC from The Boys Market in Delray Beach, Fla. $1.99 lb. I can't grow 'em. I do grow papaya,mango, pineapple,carambola, passion fruit, key lime, all organic. sweet corn and guava,next. I am going back now to buy more sansa. I always have pie in mind. Be well and be happy more >>
|16 Sep 2014||SpidraCALIFORNIA, United States|
Apple - Newtown PippinI have yet to taste a better apple. Tight crisp flesh, tart with just the right amount of sweet, and an wine-like complex flavor profile. I grow this in LA, where people say you can't grow it. And since my tree's in a pot (I don't have my own land), I make the pilgrimage to Oak Glen, CA to buy more Newtown Pippins because I can't produce enough for my taste! I really like Cuyama Orchards' "Pink Lady" apples so I look forward to tracking down their Newtown Pippins if they grow that variety as well. more >>