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

  • 15th April 2017  Atalanta's Gold™ owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 15th April 2017  Apple - Cornish Gilliflower owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 13th April 2017  Apple - Smokehouse owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 13th April 2017  Apple - Katy owned by Helen in LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
  • 12th April 2017  Apple - Hauer Pippin owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

Find out how to record your blossom dates in our Fruit Tree Register - more >>

Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

09 Apr 2017 TedNY, United States

Apple - Golden Russet

This has been my favorite apple for roughly fifty three years. I was turned off by the look until I was about eight. Then I finally tried one and it has been an obsession ever since. As a kid I loved the intense sweetness and nuttiness. The older I get the more I like the subtle nuances. They lose crispness after a month or two. Germans call russets "gummiapfel" (rubber apple) for the way they soften after a couple of months (not nearly as fast nor as mushy as MacIntosh though). But the taste lasts well --I've enjoyed home stored golden russets into June when they look and feel utterly disreputable. If anyone knows where I can get commercially stored golden russets, please post it. more >>

09 Apr 2017 ShannonAK, United States

Apple - Honeycrisp

This is by far my favorite apple. Crisp, great flavor and very juicy. I won't eat any other variety. more >>

08 Apr 2017 Jim FaustUnited States

Apple - Sweet Sixteen

One of my favorite. Very complex, sweet flavor. Texture is great similar to MacIntosh. more >>

08 Apr 2017 EdwardNSW, Australia

Apple - Stayman

Yes, this is a great tasting apple. It was juicy and just the right combination of tartness and sweetness. I would give it 9/10. more >>

08 Apr 2017 EdwardNSW, Australia

Apple - Opalescent

It is indeed a beautiful large apple. It has a good taste but, because of the rain at ripening time, it was not particularly sweet this year. more >>

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