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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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

12 Apr 2014KevinALBERTA, Canada

Apple - Elstar

These are the best pie apples ever. more >>

11 Apr 2014Mike RobertsFAVERSHAM, United Kingdom

Apple - Ariane

It's hard to find Ariane anywhere. Sainsbury's did sell them (over a year ago) but they haven't appeared this last autumn/winter. A very tasty apple! more >>

07 Apr 2014ShannonFL, United States

Apple - Pink Lady

Holy cow! I asked my personal trainer why Red Delicious apples have been awful for a very long time, and she suggested these. Very delicious! Pink, crisp, very flavorful. To me taste like a hybrid od Red Delicious and Granny Smith. Sweet and tart and juicy. more >>

04 Apr 2014Jean MarionIDAHO, United States

Apple - Ambrosia

I did a blind taste test of 12 apples available at our grocery store. The moment I felt the texture of Ambrosia I was hooked. I waited for the tartness and there was none. I was so relieved. Then the sweetness came and no icky aftertaste. My definite pick for #1. more >>

02 Apr 2014Tony BaconMERSEYSIDE, United Kingdom

Apple - Discovery

I purchased one , it was half price from a garden centre, had a desent crop, everyone who tasted the apples remarked how beautiful tasting and aroma they where, so I went back and paid full price and bought another more >>

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