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  Liberty owned by Matt in CANTERBURY, United States
  • 4th week September 2018  Fall Pippin owned by Gil in Snohomish, United States
  • 4th week September 2018  Pinova owned by Ann in NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom
  • 3rd week September 2018  Lady Hollendale owned by David in ELY, United Kingdom
  • 3rd week September 2018  Cox's Orange Pippin owned by Jim in MEQUON, United States

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

25 Sep 2018 Mike hUK, United Kingdom

Apple - Honeycrisp

Planted this tree in 2015 in an area that remains relatively damp all year. I removed all immature fruit in the first two seasons to favour root growth. This season, the tree has grown strongly and developed, with suitable pruning, a perfect shape/structure. The tree produced a lot of blossom this year and has been untroubled by pests. We have picked some 20 perfect apples, which all of my family and my friends say are the best they have ever tasted. They are sweet, crisp and the juice sort of explodes into your mouth as you chew. Children can't get enough of them. What a find. Get one if you can. more >>

24 Sep 2018 Steven AckermanMA, United States

Apple - Macoun

after tasting myriad other apples from the supermarkets the Macoun apple is the only one worth eating. After a challenge from friends we went apple picking at several orchards in the Boston area. I brought along supermarket Macoun apples since they are not grown by these orchards. In comparison there was no comparison. Supermarket Macouns won out compared fresh from the tree Delicious and its relatives. more >>

23 Sep 2018 JohnMN, United States

Apple - Wealthy

We have an apple tree that we are nearly certain is a Wealthy. The apples are somewhat tart unless fully ripe (red all around) and then they are remarkably sweet and tasty. You have to wait almost until they fall off the tree by themselves to get that peak flavor. more >>

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 >>

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