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.
- Information on over 600 apple varieties, with user reviews and a 'vote' feature.
- Listings for over 2,000 orchards, with easy to use search and mapping capabilities.
- Find orchards worldwide that grow an apple variety you may be looking for.
- Tree registry section with more than 4,000 individual trees registered, allowing growers to record their trees and log their blossom and harvest dates.
- Calendar of Apple Festivals and orchard events, if you are an event organisers send us details of your apple event.
- 800+ member forum board to discuss various topics surrounding orchards, apples and tree care.
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
- 2nd May 2018 Crab-apple - Profusion owned by Richard in YORK, United Kingdom
- 30th April 2018 Apple - Katy owned by Richard in YORK, United Kingdom
- 29th April 2018 Apple - Rajka owned by Richard in YORK, United Kingdom
- 20th April 2018 Plum - Denniston's Superb owned by Richard in YORK, United Kingdom
- 18th April 2018 Gage - Jefferson owned by Richard in YORK, United Kingdom
Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|17 Apr 2018||Jeff SnyderMICHIGAN, United States|
Pear - Old HomeWe've enjoyed these pears for decades from one tree in our farm orchard. Did not know its name until now, but there's no mistaking it. Hard & sugar sweet with a nice aroma. Excellent keeper as well. more >>
|17 Apr 2018||Bill BeckettLONDON, United Kingdom|
Apple - GoldRushI found a Farm shop here in the UK that had some of these apples for sale. Now its 16th April and was suprised to see an apple available so late. Its a wonderful tasting Apple very tart and sweet. more >>
|17 Apr 2018||j t MilesMASSACHUSETTS, United States|
Apple - GoldRushI agree that it is a great apple. I find it to be a little small (thinning doesn't help much), and the apple is not especially attractive. It wrinkles in storage like Golden Delicious, so I plan to start storing in plastic bags. more >>
|14 Apr 2018||j t MilesMASSACHUSETTS, United States|
Apple - PuritanThis is a very good, large, early apple. I no longer grow it, as I don't sell many early apples. My examples, at the former Tainter Hill Farm, in Millbury, MA USA grew well on M26, and didn't "lean", as M26 often does. more >>
|11 Apr 2018||ChristineUnited States|
Apple - Pacific Rose™Beautiful, the taste was utterly disappointing. Didn't even finish. It's like a red delicious apple dressed up in a prom dress. more >>