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 2018  Fall Pippin owned by Gil in Snohomish, United States
  • 3rd week September 2018  Lady Hollendale owned by David in ELY, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week September 2018  Herefordshire Russet owned by Andy in HELSTON, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week September 2018  Fameuse owned by Bella in 150 MILE HOUSE, Canada
  • 2nd week September 2018  Cortland owned by Mike in HOLLIS, United States

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

19 Sep 2018 Cathy SzramkaNY, United States

Apple - Lady Apple

We have several old apple trees on our property we purchased and noticed this apple fragrant small almost white with red swipes best apple i have ever eaten must save this old beauty more >>

19 Sep 2018 SuzanneHIGHLAND, United Kingdom

Apple - Scrumptious

I find Scrumptious extremely unpleasant to eat. It is very astringent and although the fruit are small, I have never managed to eat a whole one. Going to try making jelly with them this year. After I had planted the tree in 2010, a local gardener told me that it doesn't seem to to taste nice in Scotland, so it may have something to do with the climate or the softer water?? more >>

19 Sep 2018 ColinNORFOLK, United Kingdom

Apple - Arthur Turner

Requires little sugar for apple sauce, also good for baking more >>

19 Sep 2018 SandraBRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada

Apple - Strawberry Parfait

I wonder if this might be the variety I know as Strawberry Banana? If yes, there are a few growing outside of Chilliwack, British Columbia. Amazingly tasty and fragrant apple. more >>

18 Sep 2018 DavidWA, United States

Apple - Winesap

The photo on the front page for this must have been taken in UK, for the true Winesap here in WA, USA, is red on red, with bright yellow if a leaf lays against the skin. Not to be confused with Stayman, a seedling of Winesap, with twice the size and half the taste or flesh color. Big flavor, of a different sort than Margil or Suntan. more >>

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