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 2017 Jeff CarlWA, 98392, United States

Cherry - Starking Hardy Giant

Best Tasting Cherry I have out of two dozen cultivars. Good tree vigor, good yields and somewhat drooping limbs which aids picking. On a Mazzard rootstock. more >>

15 Jun 2017 JennyUnited States

Apple - Jazz

I bought Jazz apples because they were the one on sale. I do not know where they were grown and I bought them in May 2017 in the Upper Midwest, USA. I was quite disappointed. They were watery-tasting and the flavor intensity was not what I would expect. I will give them another try, hoping that it was just the time of year, but if I don't get better ones next time, I will go back to my favorite Pink Lady apples. more >>

06 Jun 2017 LarryMT, United States

Cherry - Stella

No I have not eaten one yet. I planted one three years ago and it has some fruit on it this year. It has been doing very well. I will let you know when I have tried a few. more >>

04 Jun 2017 David MaxwellNOVA SCOTIA, Canada

Apple - Foxwhelp

As best we have been able to determine the apple labelled "Foxwhelp" in North America is *NOT* at all the same as the British one. The comment about this apple being good eating from the gentleman in Washington is consistent with this. We have been unable to find any Foxwhelp apples in N.A. which resemble the original British one. more >>

04 Jun 2017 David MaxwellNOVA SCOTIA, Canada

Apple - Red Delicious

A few years ago there was a contest, 100 Things To Do With A Red Delicious Apple, (patterned after "100 things..a dead cat"). It *does* have very good use: smear it with Tanglefoot and hang it in your trees as a trap for Apple Maggot. (Just throw the whole thing away afterwards - no laborious cleaning of sticky red spheres) more >>

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