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.
- Information on over 600 apple varieties, with user reviews and a 'vote' feature.
- Listings for over 2,000 orchards, with easy to use search and mapping capabilities.
- Find orchards worldwide that grow an apple variety you may be looking for.
- Tree registry section with more than 4,000 individual trees registered, allowing growers to record their trees and log their blossom and harvest dates.
- Calendar of Apple Festivals and orchard events, if you are an event organisers send us details of your apple event.
- 800+ member forum board to discuss various topics surrounding orchards, apples and tree care.
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 - HoneycrispPlanted 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 - Macounafter 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 - WealthyWe 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 AppleWe 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 - ScrumptiousI 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 >>