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

  • 2nd week July 2017  Yellow Transparent owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 2nd week July 2017  Red June owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 1st week July 2017  Yellow June owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 2nd week April 2017  Fingerpost Red owned by Comingtotakemeaway@Outlook.Com in Casterton, Australia
  • April 2017  Bonza owned by Merla in ORANGE, Australia

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

11 Jul 2017 JohnUnited States

Apple - Kanzi

Just tasted for the first time, and will definitely have again when I see them available. Love the tartness, and the fruit and skin texture are very palatable in my opinion. A bit on the pricey side, but worth buying a few as a treat. more >>

09 Jul 2017 Todd DrumWA., United States

Plum - Avalon

Where can I get an Avalon plum tree. I live in Castle Rock Washington more >>

05 Jul 2017 Derek WulffMETCHOSIN, Canada

Pear - Louise Bonne of Jersey

I love this pear, you can tell when they are ripe - they fall to the ground - and at that time they are delicious. The ripening period lasts about 3 weeks. They can get biennial if you allow too much of a crop one year, so thin for regular yearly crops, rather than have a huge crop one year and 5 pears the next. I have 8 pear trees and this is my clear favourite for juiciness, flavour, texture and colour. Lasts longer than the Bartlett - but is not a keeper, meant to be enjoyed for three weeks or so a year, and then dried - for enjoyment the rest of the year. Dries nicely, does not have the grittiness of other dried pears (my favourite dried pear too!). This is the one I graft and give to people I really like. more >>

02 Jul 2017 Miranda BarryUnited Kingdom

Apple - Norfolk Royal Russet

So delicious, I planted one on my parents' burial plot. more >>

24 Jun 2017 Jeff CarlWA, 98392, United States

Cherry - Starking Hardy Giant

Best Tasting Cherry I have out of two dozen cultivars. Good tree vigor, good yields and somewhat drooping limbs which aids picking. On a Mazzard rootstock. more >>

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