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

17 Apr 2018 Jeff SnyderMICHIGAN, United States

Pear - Old Home

We've enjoyed these pears for decades from one tree in our farm orchard. Did not know its name until now, but there's no mistaking it. Hard & sugar sweet with a nice aroma. Excellent keeper as well. more >>

17 Apr 2018 Bill BeckettLONDON, United Kingdom

Apple - GoldRush

I found a Farm shop here in the UK that had some of these apples for sale. Now its 16th April and was suprised to see an apple available so late. Its a wonderful tasting Apple very tart and sweet. more >>

17 Apr 2018 j t MilesMASSACHUSETTS, United States

Apple - GoldRush

I agree that it is a great apple. I find it to be a little small (thinning doesn't help much), and the apple is not especially attractive. It wrinkles in storage like Golden Delicious, so I plan to start storing in plastic bags. more >>

14 Apr 2018 j t MilesMASSACHUSETTS, United States

Apple - Puritan

This is a very good, large, early apple. I no longer grow it, as I don't sell many early apples. My examples, at the former Tainter Hill Farm, in Millbury, MA USA grew well on M26, and didn't "lean", as M26 often does. more >>

11 Apr 2018 ChristineUnited States

Apple - Pacific Rose™

Beautiful, the taste was utterly disappointing. Didn't even finish. It's like a red delicious apple dressed up in a prom dress. more >>

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