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

  • 3rd week August 2017  Katy owned by Bill in ULVERSTON, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week August 2017  Hunge owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 2nd week August 2017  Gravenstein owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 1st week August 2017  Beauty of Bath owned by Cathy in London, United Kingdom
  • 1st week August 2017  Skinner's Seedling owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

15 Aug 2017 Bill KingCUMBRIA, United Kingdom

Apple - Katy

We bought our Katy tree from Orange Pippin last year (2016) to replace a poorly performing Braeburn. I didn't expect too much in its first full season but the bush-trained tree was laden with blossom, which started at the bottom and finished at the top, giving you fruit that ripens over a period of several weeks. We're about halfway through a crop of about 30 apples, from a relatively small, young tree. You'd have to be very fussy not to enjoy the extremely juicy and fragrant flesh of these apples, which are superbly crisp when newly picked and last for several days in the bowl. The strawberry flavour note is certainly there, adding to the very distinctive character of the deep red apple. The Katy variety was recommended for growing in northern climes and this one certainly seems very happy in our Cumbrian garden, with all the wind and rain that goes with it. Overall, we're delighted with our Katy tree, which was superbly packed and presented by Orange Pippin, who I can't recommend more highly. The Braeburn has now become kindling, where it might finally serve a useful purpose! more >>

12 Aug 2017 LauraNY, United States

Apple - Gala

These apples taste great, but boy are they hard to grow. My little tree starts out great every year, but always looks like it's on the verge of death. I never get more than 5-10 apples. more >>

12 Aug 2017 LauraNY, United States

Apple - Liberty

I love my little tree. I got a gala and a liberty at the same time. My liberty never needs spraying, looks amazing, grows fast and tastes great! I have so many apples in a good year (some years are no good for apples in NY). My gala always looks like it's on the verge of death. Each season it starts out great, but gets diseased quickly. I haven't figured out how to help it, despite trying various sprays. This year, (year 5) the tree still isn't very tall (half the size of the liberty) and has the most apples ever. There are about 15. They taste great, but 15 apples seems a little pathetic. more >>

11 Aug 2017 Andria eUnited Kingdom

Apple - Honeycrisp

My absolute favorite apple after I discovered it at a fruit stand in Palisade, CO. I love that you can get them in the grocery store! Sadly, they aren't available in the UK, and Jazz apples are a poor replacement. more >>

09 Aug 2017 ElaineLONDON, United Kingdom

Apple - Jupiter

Bought this apple at a farmers' market a few years ago and was amazed by the taste, which I could only describe as 'fruit cocktail'. Sadly, I have never seen this apple in the shops. Why? No idea! Clearly the best apple I have EVER eaten. more >>

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