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

  • 4th week November 2017  Hauer Pippin owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 3rd week November 2017  Granny Smith owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 3rd week November 2017  Newtown Pippin owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 2nd week November 2017  Annie Elizabeth owned by Tony in BLANDFORD FORUM, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week November 2017  Christmas Pink® owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

03 Dec 2017 NicoleGA, United States

Apple - Smitten

Superb. If you like fuji-types, you'll like this more >>

30 Nov 2017 MaryIN, United States

Apple - Opalescent

Just got to experience the Opal apple! It is such a delicious snack apple. Sweet, but not too sweet and just the right amount of tartness with a hint of floral and fruity. I've been getting into apple variety for the past few years and this apple has made my top 3. more >>

29 Nov 2017 TayAustralia

Apple - Pink Lady


29 Nov 2017 AndyCA, United States

Apple - SnowSweet

I've only ever seen this apple in a pick-your-own orchard in Vermont, and I wish I could find it elsewhere, now that I've moved back to LA. As the name indicates, it is very sweet, but not at *all* a one-note, overly sweet variety. It is sweet and complex and a little bit cidery all at once. One of my faves! more >>

27 Nov 2017 SandyMISSOURI, United States

Apple - Jazz

An excellent Apple! I did notice the slight hint of pear and also perhaps a subtle hint of a "citrus" taste. Since I love firm apples I was very impressed with the crisp, crunchy texture. A great surprise! more >>

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