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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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

24 Jun 2018 UkfraserUnited Kingdom

Apple - Grenadier

Pretty sure we have one. We peel and core and section after picking and then freeze so can use throughout the year in crumble, Apple plat and devised red cabbage. As others have said early picker and fabulous taste. more >>

21 Jun 2018 Keith H. AshlineNEW YORK, United States

Apple - Fireside

I grafted this cultivar this past spring ( 2018 ) and it's showing signs of life, really do hope it's going to heal up the union and become a beautiful fruiting tree. It's siblings i.e. ( Honeycrisp and Zestar ) from the University of Minnesota are outstanding flavor filled apples so I'm definitely looking forward to sampling the Fireside. more >>

19 Jun 2018 WeshaydenCHESHIRE, United Kingdom

Plum - Czar

Very prolific cropping plum. Easily maintainable tree with self fertile habit and good disease resistance. Flavour of fruit is good when plums are allowed to ripen properly but they do not keep well in my experience. Good dehydrated for storage and makes nice jams and chutneys. The wine made from this variety was ok but loses taste so is best blended. more >>

17 Jun 2018 Nolan NooraPHILIPPINES, Australia

Apple - Weirouge

chilling hours required? more >>

10 Jun 2018 Hans-KarlWASHINGTON, United States

Apple - Muscat de Bernay

Grafted this last February... so far the 2nd most vigorous tree in my small nursery. Large, oval dark brown leaves with smaller than normal serrations. more >>



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