All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

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.

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

  • 2nd week November 2016  Ellison's Orange owned by Katie in DUNS, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week November 2016  Ashmead's Kernel owned by Hugh in KINGSBRIDGE, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week November 2016  Newton Wonder owned by Hugh in KINGSBRIDGE, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week November 2016  Winston owned by Cheuk in AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
  • 1st week November 2016  D'Arcy Spice owned by Bill in Leicester, United Kingdom

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

26 Nov 2016 Stanley Kirk(SELECT), United Kingdom

Apple - Zari

Recently found these in our local Lidl, as an example of a local Kent product. Exceptionally nice. more >>

26 Nov 2016 MikeOH, United States

Pear - Doyenné du Comice

Great tasting and juicy pear. You must let them sit and ripen for about a month if you grow them yourself. These are the Henry & David pear they sell under their own name of Royal Riviera pears. more >>

25 Nov 2016 ThomasMICHIGAN, United States

Apple - Delcon

My mom's favorite apple in the 1960's more >>

23 Nov 2016 NicoleMICHIGAN=MI, United States

Apple - Galarina

I don't believe that this tastes much like a Gala but it is good nonetheless. Crisp and juicy. Hangs well on the tree until you are ready to eat it. Keeps well in the fridge. Have not seen any disease on this tree (and my neighbors planted cedars 30 feet away). Vigorous grower. Looks lovely as an espalier. more >>

20 Nov 2016 Roger MacphersonB.C., Canada

Apple - Ambrosia

This is one of my top 10 apple picks. Only Gala or Cox's Orange can beat or come near to it. I personally like to by them at the market and the leave them in the fruit bowl for several days. What a treat! more >>

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