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

  • 28th May 2017  Apple - Honeycrisp owned by David in TWO RIVERS, United States
  • 28th May 2017  Apple - Sweet Sixteen owned by David in TWO RIVERS, United States
  • 26th May 2017  UltraMac owned by Keith in ROUSES POINT, United States
  • 26th May 2017  MacFree owned by Keith in ROUSES POINT, United States
  • 24th May 2017  Apple - McIntosh owned by Keith in ROUSES POINT, United States

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

Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

27 May 2017 BradMA, United States

Apple - Cameo

I agree with the description as written (unlike most of the other reviewers here). I bought some Cameo today (end of May) and it seemed a bit bland (did I taste some pear?) and was crisp-ish, but not crisp the way I like other varieties like Pink Lady, etc. The apples I picked up at Whole Foods were huge...I'm wondering if this accounts for the difference -- end of season large apples six months after picking. Glad I tried it, but not motivated to buy again... more >>

22 May 2017 AmyWEST VIRGINIA, United States

Apple - Kalei

Sweetest apple I have ever tasted! Stays fresh and crisp, ever after cutting, and stored in a plastic bag for over a week! Amazing! Wish I could find more in the USA. more >>

21 May 2017 Marcia bQLD, Australia

Apple - Kalei

Bought mine from Coles - Toowoomba in May - super crisp and crunchy. Very sweet - no tartness. Not to my taste but my husband loves it more >>

17 May 2017 EedPORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom

Apple - Blenheim Orange

I worked in the gardens of an old people's home and we used this variety to decorate dining tables at xmas. Pity really because they still tasted good. I now have my own but I think it has lost its pollinator as it has very few apples now. I plan to get another. Good for eating and cooking. more >>

15 May 2017 AnnaBC, Canada

Apple - Peasgood's Nonsuch

We have a tree in our small orchard. It produces a large crop. This is primarily a cooking apple, and turns to a froth as it cooks. Wonderful for "baked apples". It was developed in Lincolnshire, England, by my Great-grandmother. So I feel privileged to have this tree. I have pictures of the original apples that were sent to the Royal Horticulture Soc, when the apples were first shown and named. more >>

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