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 harvest records from registered fruit trees
- 4th week September 2016 Liberty owned by Lori in OTTER CREEK, United States
- 3rd week September 2016 Cortland owned by Lori in OTTER CREEK, United States
- 3rd week September 2016 McIntosh owned by B. in SEARSMONT, United States
- 3rd week September 2016 Cortland owned by B. in SEARSMONT, United States
- 3rd week September 2016 Red Jonathan owned by B. in SEARSMONT, United States
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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|25 Sep 2016||Charles WernerBERN, Switzerland|
Apple - TopazWe have 3 dwarf Topaz trees in our garden in different locations here in Switzerland. They are all prolific bearers. One has a bushy habit and the other two require supports. Fruit is excellent, tart and sweet. I just keep them on the trees and they are good until November. more >>
|22 Sep 2016||Ruth WarmanUnited Kingdom|
Apple - ZariWhat a pleasant surprise to find these BRITISH apples in sainsburys. Fed up seeing foreign apples everywhere and I refuse to buy them. Came across these Zari apples (never heard of them before) and they are delicious. Sweet and crisp bit like the old coxes we used to be able to buy. Coxes these days dont taste like coxes in years gone buy. If you see them grab them. You never know how long they may last in the shops!! LONG LIVE BRITISH APPLES. Thumbs down to foreign ones. Cheap and tasteless more >>
|21 Sep 2016||Carter WilkieMASSACHUSETTS, United States|
Apple - Lamb Abbey PearmainCrisp, chewy and juicy, with champagne like subtlety. Dull reddish/orange bloom over dull greenish/yellow skin, with russetting around stem and calyx. more >>
|21 Sep 2016||Roy JamesBRIDGEND, WALES, United Kingdom|
Apple - Lord DerbyI've had a Lord Derby apple from a pup!!!!! Don't agree with the comments on taste. It is very good when baked, and used for apple tart. Because of the short keeping time I usually core peel chop and freeze it. However, I find that keeping some in the refrigerator helps to keep it longer. more >>
|20 Sep 2016||David M. TaylorWI, United States|
Apple - State FairI love this apple. Beautiful red striped fruit of great size, very good flavor, very juicy, quite tart for a dessert type apple. Too tasty to cook with or make sauce but I wouldn't hesitate to make cider of it. more >>