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

  • 1st week November 2017  GoldRush owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 4th week October 2017  GoldRush owned by Jessica in GATINEAU, Canada
  • 4th week October 2017  D'Arcy Spice owned by Bill in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • 4th week October 2017  Crimson Gold owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 4th week October 2017  Stayman owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

13 Nov 2017 Meredith CaballeroNORTH CAROLINA, United States

Apple - Kanzi

I just ate one of these Kanzi apples for the first time today. Not to tart, not to sweet, just a perfect balance. I would love to get about 5 pounds to make applesauce for canning. maybe we will get them in this area soon. more >>

13 Nov 2017 Heather NeillWV, United States

Apple - Foxwhelp

I received scion wood from the USDA for Foxwhelp, grafted this year. I am hoping it is the true, old cider Foxwhelp. more >>

11 Nov 2017 AndyNY, United States

Apple - Cameo

Not available where I live in any supermarkets but at my request a local pick-your-own orchard planted these and they are the BEST — super crisp, with a noticeably acidic mouth feel though not at all sour, rather insanely sweet. Based on its description, seems the Red Cameo variety is what we have here in upstate NY, and in my experience they never ripen completely on the tree but must be stored indoors for about a couple of weeks or even longer to develop maximum sweetness and flavor. You'll know they're ready to eat when you open their container and are met with an irresistable candy like aroma. So good right out of the fridge that I've never cooked any so can't vouch for them in pies or sauce, but they hold up perfectly on sandwiches and all sorts of salads such as red coleslaw, my personal fave. Distributed a bunch as gifts and they were a big hit. more >>

09 Nov 2017 MarkAZ, United States

Apple - Honeycrisp

WAIT FOR THE SURPRISE! Been eating apples since early 70s (grew up in Minnesota). Have had a LOT of apples including the HC. Well, just today I tasted something I’ve never before: a standard HC, sure it was sweet and had a slight lemony tang, but the kicker was the hint of Lavender. Lavender! Unmistakeable, and never experienced that note in a HC or any other apple before. It was from Costco, so either WA or OR grown. more >>

05 Nov 2017 J.Todd MilesMASSACHUSETTS, United States

Apple - Sweet Bough

It is sweet and early but has a poor mouth feel. I would not plant it again. It grows very well on M26, and seems to be desease free in my low spray orchard. The apples, when thinned, are large, attractive, and yellow with an orange blush when ripe. It responds, better than average, to a Seven (TM) thinning spray. IMO, it is of little use, except as a parent in an apple breeding program. more >>

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