All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

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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

  • 3rd week October 2016  Empire owned by Ann in Manturovo, Russia
  • 3rd week October 2016  Cox's Orange Pippin owned by James in York, United Kingdom
  • 3rd week October 2016  Spartan owned by James in York, United Kingdom
  • 3rd week October 2016  Ellison's Orange owned by James in York, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week October 2016  Belle de Boskoop owned by Erika in MYTHOLMROYD, United Kingdom

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

18 Oct 2016 d PhelpsUnited Kingdom

Apple - Estivale

Generally poor with very little depth of flavour. Another curse of the Golden D... Plus points: Looks nice Initial hit of sweetness is enjoyable Minus points: No depth of flavour at all, very snappy sour aftertaste. A thoroughly bland apple full of juice but not flavour. I think unfortunately this another case of what's good for the industrial grower (getting out a heavy cropper early to the stores) and not what is good for the consumer. more >>

18 Oct 2016 FreekSHEFFIELD, United Kingdom

Apple - Ellison's Orange

This year was the first big crop after planting 7 years ago, it was worth the wait, they are only just fully ripe now (18oct). I pick them straight from the tree when needed, they are surpassing the coxes from the supermarket in flavour and juiciness, fantastic apple (5/5)! more >>

18 Oct 2016 AubreyPOWYS, United Kingdom

Apple - Bardsey

October 2016. Excellent season for our tree, planted in 2009. Very good crop, sweet and juicy eaten within a few days of picking. Best year for flavour. We live on the Welsh border near the Vyrnwy valley. more >>

17 Oct 2016 David RymanSURREY, United Kingdom

Apple - Norfolk Royal Russet

Thought I'd push the boat out and try one, even though my brain was stupidly yelling at me about the word "russet" (I hate Ergemont Russets). A revelation. One of the best flavoured apples I've had for a long time. I tend to get bored with supermarket apples, they are so bland compared with fresh-from-the-tree fruit. Texture is quite soft compared to the crisp fruit I normally go for. I have to admit that texture is one of my main reasons for hating the ER, but the NRR, thankfully, isn't nearly that spongy! Maybe I'll get to try a Norfolk Royal one day. more >>

17 Oct 2016 Dave LiezenWA, United States

Apple - D'Arcy Spice

Since I cannot find anyone within 100s of miles who grows D'Arcy Spice, I bought a bench graft from Greenmantle, on Bud118. It has grown slowly and bloomed at the top the last several years, but fruit drops off as soon as we pass 34C (90F). It seems just too arid in eastern Washington. I'll have to go on a road trip to taste this some day. more >>

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