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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

  • 4th week September 2014  Honeycrisp owned by Ironwood in WEST CONCORD, United States
  • 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
  • 4th week September 2014  Cox's Orange Pippin owned by James in York, United Kingdom
  • 3rd week September 2014  Sunset owned by Bill in SMEETON WESTERBY, United Kingdom

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

20 Sep 2014Ironwood County BooksMN, United States

Apple - Honeycrisp

We have our own honey crisp apple tree here in MN and it is our favorite "fresh eating" apple. However, we have tasted honey crisp from other parts of the U.S. and, as others have said, they are NOT that spectacular. The honey crisp was developed by the U of MN for cold climates. The tree needs a cold upper midwest winter to create a good-tasting apple. more >>

20 Sep 2014Ironwood County BooksMN, United States

Apple - Fireside

We've had a fireside tree for years now and it produces a large crop each year. After the first frost they get much sweeter and make a great base apple for apple sauce (often mix with some Haralson). more >>

19 Sep 2014Chris PearmanARGYLL, United Kingdom

Apple - Christmas Pearmain

when do you pick and eat these apples more >>

17 Sep 2014Bianca NewmeyerMI, United States

Apple - Kiku

Kiku 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 2014JessicLONDON, United Kingdom

Apple - Lord Lambourne

Picked 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 >>

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