The comprehensive resource for apples and orchards

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:

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

  • 3rd week October 2014  Cortland owned by David in TWO RIVERS, United States
  • 2nd week October 2014  Antonovka owned by David in NEW-RICHMOND, Canada
  • 2nd week October 2014  Bramley's Seedling owned by Mans in GRANNA, Sweden
  • 2nd week October 2014  Dabinett owned by Bill in SMEETON WESTERBY, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week October 2014  Lord Burghley owned by Bill in SMEETON WESTERBY, United Kingdom

Register your own fruit trees and record blossom and harvest records - more >>

Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

29 Oct 2014James OsbornMA, United States

Apple - Spencer

We went to a wonderful farm stand in central Mass. called Bolton Orchards and got some Spencer apples. They were the sweetest apples we ever tasted! Firm white flesh, excellent flavor. more >>

28 Oct 2014BrandiBRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada

Apple - Ambrosia

Yes! These apples are fabulous, crisp, sweet, pretty. Unfortunately, the ones at my local bodega often have stem holes from other apples, but you can't fault the apples for that. Double yes to Beverly - red delicious are mealy and yuck. I don't think ambrosia has RD parentage. more >>

28 Oct 2014ScottMINNESOTA, United States

Apple - Honeycrisp

The Honeycrisp apple is wonderful, if it is grown in the right climate. As someone who lives in Minnesota, the Honeycrisp that you get from an orchard are great. However, picking them up in a grocery store, they sometimes come from Washington or some other moderate climate. Make sure you are getting the good ones from Minnesota, Michigan or upstate New York. The apples from other areas are ok, but don't pay the premium price to pick them up. more >>

28 Oct 2014TahirUnited Kingdom

Apple - Limelight

Limelight is definitely one of our favourites, rich flavour, crisp and refreshing. Flavour fades in storage though more >>

25 Oct 2014Irv WilsonCALIFORNIA, United States

Apple - McIntosh

In southern California it's becoming progressively more difficult to find good Macs. Used to be all the markets carried them but now Albertsons and a few independents are the only places they can be found. A good mcintosh apple is eating pleasure, but availability in southern California is problematic. more >>

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