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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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

24 Feb 2017 Terrance VanderhorstFL, United States

Apple - Honeycrisp

I found Honey Crisp at my local Costco store in Naples Florida. Originally I would buy Red Delicious and have maybe two a week. I now eat a Honey Crisp every night before bed! Outstanding Taste, Texture, Firmness, and a wonderful after taste that stays sweet long after I've finished! Being diabetic, I find it very satisfying and I know it has yet to affect my blood readings in the slightest! more >>

21 Feb 2017 JirkaCzech Republic

Apple - Golden Delicious

Very very good variety ! more >>

20 Feb 2017 AllenCALIFORNIA, United States

Apple - Pacific Rose™

Tried this variety for the first time this past December. Excellent rich sweetness, not sugary, more like fine honey. Very firm and lots of juice. I'm not a fan of thick skin, but its worth it in this variety, which is a unique blush-rose color. Medium sized apple. Hard to eat just one. more >>

20 Feb 2017 AllenCALIFORNIA, United States

Apple - Aurora Golden Gala

Just discovered this variety at a Safeway in San Francisco this year. It's now my favorite snack apple. Very pleasantly sweet with a little spiciness. Much firmer than Golden Delicious, with a nice thinner skin. Bruises somewhat easily, but who cares when an apple is this juicy and crackly? The availability was pretty short, so I'm looking forward to next year already. Just about the perfect snack apple in my opinion. Should be much more widely known... more >>

19 Feb 2017 Barbara BrownHIGHFIELD1999@TISCALI.CO.UK, United Kingdom

Apple - Cornish Aromatic

very late tree ,picking 2nd week in November at earliest. Keeps well into February ...if I havnt eaten it. Like this apple , its quite unusual . Matt skin , strawberry coloured flush . Flesh extremely hard. more >>

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