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 spring blossom records from registered fruit trees

  • 24th May 2017  Apple - McIntosh owned by Keith in ROUSES POINT, United States
  • 24th May 2017  Apple - Empire owned by Keith in ROUSES POINT, United States
  • 23rd May 2017  Apple - Freedom owned by Keith in ROUSES POINT, United States
  • 23rd May 2017  Apple - Cortland owned by Keith in ROUSES POINT, United States
  • 22nd May 2017  Apple - McIntosh owned by Keith in ROUSES POINT, United States

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

21 May 2017 Marcia bQLD, Australia

Apple - Kalei

Bought mine from Coles - Toowoomba in May - super crisp and crunchy. Very sweet - no tartness. Not to my taste but my husband loves it more >>

17 May 2017 EedPORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom

Apple - Blenheim Orange

I worked in the gardens of an old people's home and we used this variety to decorate dining tables at xmas. Pity really because they still tasted good. I now have my own but I think it has lost its pollinator as it has very few apples now. I plan to get another. Good for eating and cooking. more >>

15 May 2017 AnnaBC, Canada

Apple - Peasgood's Nonsuch

We have a tree in our small orchard. It produces a large crop. This is primarily a cooking apple, and turns to a froth as it cooks. Wonderful for "baked apples". It was developed in Lincolnshire, England, by my Great-grandmother. So I feel privileged to have this tree. I have pictures of the original apples that were sent to the Royal Horticulture Soc, when the apples were first shown and named. more >>

13 May 2017 Rainer OpitzGermany

Cherry - Sunburst

Hello to Canada, is this tree resistant against monilia laxa? Best regards, R. Opitz more >>

10 May 2017 JudyWASHINGTON, United States

Apple - Chehalis

I would like to know what varieties are the pollinator for Chehalis apple. more >>

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