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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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

19 Mar 2017 ChristopherNEW JERSEY, United States

Apple - Ambrosia

Very crisp...texture is excellent....Best for eating out of hand...when eaten very fresh hands down my favorie.....nice and sweet... more >>

16 Mar 2017 Sam PaechterWEST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Apple - Topaz

I grow the Red Topaz variety of this apple, also, I'm told, marketed as Evita. It's my favourite apple, with a very complex, almost blackcurrant flavour. I've been grafting it onto other trees so I can have more! I got the original scions from a farm in the south of England, but it grows well here in the north. more >>

11 Mar 2017 PatrickDE, United States

Apple - Opal

I just recently took a liking to apples. For some reason I never particularly liked them. Anyway, instead of just taking bites out of them, I cut them into slices, and I decided to try as many of the 21 varieties of apples that are carried by my local Shop Rite. I had tried Pink Lady and Honeycrisp first, but then I decided to try the cheaper apples, because Honeycrisp and Pink Lady are literally 2-3 times the cost of almost every other variety. The cheapest of the 21 varieties is Opal, at $1.49/lb, compared with $3.99/lb for H.C.!! I actually like the flavor of Opal a little better than H.C. and P.L. Its mostly sweet with a slight tartness, and of the 3 that I've bought at different times over the past few weeks, I am yet to find an Opal that isn't crisp/crunchy, despite a previous reviewer's comments about them being too soft. I also like Cameo and Empire(among other recently sampled varieties), but I actually did find some flavor and crispness inconsistency with apples of both of those varieties. Not so with Opal so far. more >>

05 Mar 2017 Sheila GarrettUnited States

Apple - Golden Delicious

Interesting to read these comments. I have a GD tree in my little home orchard in VT. It has been the most consistent, prolific bearer in the short five years I've lived there. Since I've been pruning, thinning and mulching I've seen some improvement and hope for more as I go. I recommend Michael Phillip's books on organic fruit growing. There's a lot to it, lots to learn. One thing that's true for sure is that there are many factors in fruit quality so that's why some people think GD are truly delicious and others think they are awful. I love studying about apple varieties and orcharding. Hope you do too. more >>

02 Mar 2017 KiraBRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada

Apple - Sunrise

Super tasty and crisp. Satisfying to bite into! We grow them in our backyard and they turn red where the sun hits them so they're all beautifully coloured more >>

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