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
- 28th March 2017 Plum - Victoria owned by Ken in ROMFORD, United Kingdom
- 27th March 2017 Hunge owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
- 27th March 2017 Apple - Winter Banana owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
- 26th March 2017 Apple - Newtown Pippin owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
- 26th March 2017 Gage - Jefferson owned by Richard in YORK, United Kingdom
Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|19 Mar 2017||ChristopherNEW JERSEY, United States|
Apple - AmbrosiaVery crisp...texture is excellent....Best for eating out of hand...when eaten very fresh hands down my favorie.....nice and sweet... more >>
|16 Mar 2017||Sam PaechterWEST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom|
Apple - TopazI grow the Red Topaz variety of this apple, also, I'm told, marketed as Evita. It's my favourite apple, with a very complex, almost blackcurrant flavour. I've been grafting it onto other trees so I can have more! I got the original scions from a farm in the south of England, but it grows well here in the north. more >>
|11 Mar 2017||PatrickDE, United States|
Apple - OpalI just recently took a liking to apples. For some reason I never particularly liked them. Anyway, instead of just taking bites out of them, I cut them into slices, and I decided to try as many of the 21 varieties of apples that are carried by my local Shop Rite. I had tried Pink Lady and Honeycrisp first, but then I decided to try the cheaper apples, because Honeycrisp and Pink Lady are literally 2-3 times the cost of almost every other variety. The cheapest of the 21 varieties is Opal, at $1.49/lb, compared with $3.99/lb for H.C.!! I actually like the flavor of Opal a little better than H.C. and P.L. Its mostly sweet with a slight tartness, and of the 3 that I've bought at different times over the past few weeks, I am yet to find an Opal that isn't crisp/crunchy, despite a previous reviewer's comments about them being too soft. I also like Cameo and Empire(among other recently sampled varieties), but I actually did find some flavor and crispness inconsistency with apples of both of those varieties. Not so with Opal so far. more >>
|05 Mar 2017||Sheila GarrettUnited States|
Apple - Golden DeliciousInteresting to read these comments. I have a GD tree in my little home orchard in VT. It has been the most consistent, prolific bearer in the short five years I've lived there. Since I've been pruning, thinning and mulching I've seen some improvement and hope for more as I go. I recommend Michael Phillip's books on organic fruit growing. There's a lot to it, lots to learn. One thing that's true for sure is that there are many factors in fruit quality so that's why some people think GD are truly delicious and others think they are awful. I love studying about apple varieties and orcharding. Hope you do too. more >>
|02 Mar 2017||KiraBRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada|
Apple - SunriseSuper tasty and crisp. Satisfying to bite into! We grow them in our backyard and they turn red where the sun hits them so they're all beautifully coloured more >>