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

21 Jan 2017 Max SullivanSOUTH CANTERBURY, New Zealand

Apple - Peasgood's Nonsuch

I live in the tiny town of Makikihi in New Zealand and have three fully Matured Trees on my property. Great crop this year, but I am allergic to Apples! Any buyers?? more >>

15 Jan 2017 s SwainTN, United States

Apple - Pacific Rose™

I first tasted this variety in 2011 and thought it was the best apple I had ever tasted. They were only available for a short time in our area that year but I stayed on the look-out. After that I would luck into a display once or twice a year, and some years were markedly more flavorful than others. 2016 Pacific Rose apples have been some of the best I have tasted. Beautiful apple. Sweet and tart with an excellent crisp texture. I eat apples almost every day. Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, and occasionally an Ambrosia - but Pacific Rose are my favorite. more >>

12 Jan 2017 RayTX, United States

Apple - Winesap

Today was my first taste of a Winesap. I find them at the co-op in Las Cruces, New Mexico for $3.99/lb. Price means nothing when I'm buying natural/organic/heirloom. Especially that it's something I've never tried. The smell had me hooked immediately. I'm eating one fresh right now and based on what I've read here, I'll make myself a little apple pie next. I love them now! There aren't too many apple varieties down here in the southwest so I envy you northeasterners. Anyone out there want to trade for quince?! ?? more >>

11 Jan 2017 ReneCanada

Apple - Norland

Best after sitting out for about a week. Early mac like flavor. Browns very quickly, use quickly does not store more than about a month. more >>

07 Jan 2017 RobertMISSISSIPPI, United States

Apple - Red Delicious

I don't know what they (farmers) have done to my beautiful Red Delicious apples but for those without a historical reference (around 35 yrs of age and under). Look, they weren't named "DELICIOUS" for nothing. Back in the day one would bite into a RD and sweet juice would flow out the corners of your mouth. Texture was excellent and the skin was tasty and easy to chew. The crap they are marketing as Red Delicious is a very poor sample of what RD once was. The way I distinguish the classical RD from this genetic inferior, so call RD is smell. It's a fruity, mellow sweet smell. Smells like an apple! Some farmer out there is still growing The Red Delicious the old fashion way. Please let us know who you are. PLEASE, PLEASE. THANKS  more >>

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