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 2018  Winston owned by Tessa in KINGSTON, United Kingdom
  • 3rd week October 2018  Hudson's Golden Gem owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 3rd week October 2018  Golden Delicious owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 2nd week October 2018  Honeygold owned by Beth in POCATELLO, United States
  • 2nd week October 2018  Liberty owned by Beth in POCATELLO, United States

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

14 Oct 2018 BonnieMN/BENTON, United States

Apple - Northwestern Greening

Planted my NW Greening Apple tree years ago and love it. It's very late to full ripen. Great for baking and I love to steam and freeze to add to oatmeal over the winter. I find the raw apples have a hint of pear. more >>

14 Oct 2018 Jakim PepinQUéBEC, Canada

Apple - Liberty

I went to the orchard today and I finally had an occasion to taste the Liberty apple. I had heard about its great disease resistance and regular heavy crops, but I had to figure it out for myself about the quality of that apple. WoW !! This is an awesome Mac apple. Full, round and intense vinous flavour. Very fruity. Lots of juice. Not as crunchy as Empire but more than Mac Intosh. For fresh eating, among, the 8 Mac style apples I know, Liberty is my favorite. more >>

13 Oct 2018 FrancescaEAST SUSSEX, United Kingdom

Apple - Ribston Pippin

Ribston Apples are mentioned in Thomas Hardy's Return of the Native book 2, chapter 2. They are referred to as being stored in the loft underneath ferns and are being eaten at Christmas more >>

09 Oct 2018 FrankCORNWALL, United Kingdom

Apple - Rajka

This apple is a stunner in the orchard. Looks beautiful on the tree, gorgeous colour and scent. Disease resistant in our damp climate, so growing well. Good garden variety. Flavour is okay, reminds me a bit of a well flavoured supermarket apple, but it is not exceptional. I guess it is a good all rounder, but if you grow for special flavours, it wouldn't be my choice. If I move, I won't plant it again, just buy a bag of gala or something equivalent from the supermarket and grow something a bit less ordinary. But as said, grows well, looks good, tastes fine, no disease issues at all. Birds do like it too though and pecked on half of my crop. oh well. more >>

09 Oct 2018 FrankCORNWALL, United Kingdom

Apple - Jonagold

Best flavoured apple I have grown so far. Yes it has scab here in Cornwall, but who cares, it tastes amazing. though prone to canker, only had one case on one branch in the last 9 years, so not that bad I thought. If i'd ever move, I would plant it again. more >>

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