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

  • 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 - Topaz

We 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 - Zari

What 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 Pearmain

Crisp, 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 Derby

I'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 Fair

I 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 >>

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