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', and like many old apple varieties Cox's Orange Pippin was discovered as a chance seedling.
Recent variety reviews
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- Nanik Lubbers, SYDNEY, NSWHi, can I get Bonza Apples in Sydney?
- Cynthia Atkinson, HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIAWhat is the typical lifespan of an Anna Apple Tree?
- Alex Hamilton, London, LONDONWe inherited what I believe was a Grenadier cooking apple tree when we moved in here in Dulwich London I think 60 years old then. It has just blown down after another 50 years . It almost always provided many more great cooking apples than we could eat ( baked and in pies and crumble) and in time to combine with the blackberries also at the end of the garden - . Only problem was that the apples did not keep more than a few weeks, max about a month. I greatly regret its passing - vigorous to the end, despite turning out to be completely hollowed out
- Andrew, MILNTHORPE, CUMBRIAPlanted in shady sheltered spot in wet Westmorland in 2018 and soon cropped with good sized apples that keep well in cool garage or fridge. Very good, sweet flavour, soft crunch, moderate juice. My favourite eater of three varieties planted together. For a dessert apple, flexible in cooking with meat, in salads and for puddings.
- Richard Windsor, CANBERRA, ACTBest apple for baking whole :-) Cored and stuffed with blackberry jam and baked in a bed of sago (Bird's Nests)
Latest spring blossom records from registered fruit trees
- 20th February 2024 Flowering cherry - Felix Jury owned by Richard in Objat, France
- 17th February 2024 Cherry plum - Countess owned by Richard in Objat, France
Find out how to record your blossom dates in our Fruit Tree Register.