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.
- Information on over 600 apple varieties, with user reviews and a 'vote' feature.
- Listings for over 2,000 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.
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 spring blossom records from registered fruit trees
- 15th May 2015 Apple - Kinsei owned by Brian in GREEN BAY, United States
- 14th May 2015 Apple - Orleans Reinette owned by Jim in HALLSTEAD, United States
- 13th May 2015 Apple - Rubinette owned by Jim in HALLSTEAD, United States
- 12th May 2015 Crab-apple - Wedding Bouquet owned by Richard in YORK, United Kingdom
- 12th May 2015 Crab-apple - Admiration owned by Richard in YORK, United Kingdom
Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|21 May 2015||Ingrid GottfriedWI/COLUMBIA, United States|
Apple - OpalescentI bought this from JE Miller Nurseries years ago. About 5 years ago it began producing...lumpy green apples! Nothing like they're supposed to look. However, each year they taste better and better. The skin is yellowish and has spots of mildew on them. It is extremely fruitful and interestingly shaped. more >>
|18 May 2015||JacquelineONTARIO, Canada|
Apple - JonagoldJonagold, where have you been all my life? I recently bought a bunch of these apples at the supermarket as they were on sale and the cheapest. I took a chance and am hooked! Beautiful, large, and ever so tasty & crispy. My other favourite apples are Mutsu and Empires and this is comparable. more >>
|17 May 2015||PeterUnited Kingdom|
Apple - JunamiLovely apple ... Sweet and juicy. I am very very surprised that this variety is not more generally available in the UK. Only source I know of is FarmFoods and is #1 reason I visit the shop. more >>
|13 May 2015||AnnaTASMANIA, Australia|
Apple - Allen's EverlastingI agree with the tasting notes. Also, in storage as it becomes less acid and the sugar content becomes more noticeable, the flesh softens. This does not make the apple less appealing. more >>
|13 May 2015||Dave LiezenWA, United States|
Apple - Lord LambourneThis one generates comments, huh? I had the first taste of LL last fall, just three apples on a midget tree. Decided it will never be big enough standing on Bud9, so dug it up and re-planted it by burying the graft union. It should grow to be a compact standard and yield a crop worth waiting for! more >>