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 August 2014 Sweet Sixteen owned by John in WEST CONCORD, United States
- 4th week August 2014 Apple - Royal Delicious owned by Col in SHIMLA, India
- 4th week August 2014 Honeycrisp owned by Brenda in MARION, United States
- 4th week August 2014 Katy owned by Bill in , United Kingdom
- 3rd week August 2014 Norland owned by Steven in SKANDIA, United States
Register your own fruit trees and record blossom and harvest records - more >>
Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|25 Aug 2014||Svante BergstromVäSTERGöTLAND, Sweden|
Apple - Galloway PippinExcellent for cooking! more >>
|24 Aug 2014||Wayne WagnerMD, United States|
Apple - Summer RamboPurchased from Heyser Farms, Colesville, Md. on July 25th. Tart with little apple flavor, these did not make a good pie. While my standard 50-55 minutes wasn't long enough for this cultivar - ten minutes more would have improved it - there's only so much one can do with a so-so apple. more >>
|24 Aug 2014||Dave AllenKENT, United Kingdom|
Apple - Laxton's SuperbMine is a very old tree, so old that I cut it to the ground about 20 years ago and it came up strong! Now crops every two years. Bumper crop this year 2014. more >>
|23 Aug 2014||Cathe SpringsteenMICHIGAN / KALAMAZOO COUNTY, United States|
Apple - Grimes GoldenI grew up on a small orchard, and started one of my own about 15 years ago. Grimes Golden was my mother's favorite, so I planted her a tree. When I got my first taste, 11 years later, it was the best Apple I had ever eaten. I now use them to make the best apple butter I've ever tasted. If I can find another tree or two, I'll be planting more. more >>
|22 Aug 2014||SamqNJ, United States|
Apple - StaymanI absolutely love love love this Apple. I live in central jersey just outside of Trenton, and have several you-pick-farms where I can get this Apple. Its never ready here until Oct. It's Crisp, juicy, and tart-sweet, it makes the greatest Baker for pie, holds up well, and the best applesauce by far. The farm I go to calls them Stamen Winesap. I love a cold one from the fridge, and a sprinkle of salt on it. They last till spring in my spare refrigerator. I also make dried chips from them. Mmmm! I can also get them in my local supermarket., but not year round. more >>