All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

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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 September 2017  UltraMac owned by Keith in ROUSES POINT, United States
  • 4th week September 2017  McIntosh owned by Keith in ROUSES POINT, United States
  • 4th week September 2017  McIntosh owned by Keith in ROUSES POINT, United States
  • 3rd week August 2017  Katy owned by Bill in ULVERSTON, United Kingdom
  • 3rd week August 2017  Pink Pearl owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

22 Aug 2017 JohnCALIFORNIA, United States

Apple - Anna

I have two in containers (as well as Dorset Golden for pollination) and they produce 4-5 crops a year, mostly for the squirrels. Right now I have one in a 15 gal container with 3 2nd crop 3" fruit, a bunch of 1" 3rd crop fruit, and it's blooming and setting 4th crop...it's 8-21-17, S. Calif. The Dorsett Golden's haven't bloomed for at least two months so these are self fertile crops. I've been holding off planting these in the ground because I didn't want to loose the multiple crop ability...so I'm happy to read here that people are getting at least 2 crops from in ground Anna apple trees. more >>

21 Aug 2017 JohnCALIFORNIA, United States

Apple - Anna

I have two in containers (as well as Dorset Golden for pollination) and they produce 4-5 crops a year, mostly for the squirrels. Right now I have one in a 15 gal container with 3 2nd crop 3" fruit, a bunch of 1" 3rd crop fruit, and it's blooming and setting 4th crop...it's 8-21-17, S. Calif. The Dorsett Golden's haven't bloomed for at least two months so these are self fertile crops. I've been holding off planting these in the ground because I didn't want to loose the multiple crop ability...so I'm happy to read here that people are getting at least 2 crops from in ground Anna apple trees. more >>

21 Aug 2017 j SteevesALBERTA, Canada

Apple - Honeycrisp

Just waiting for the first crop off our Honeycrisp tree. We are west of Edmonton Alberta, with a 3 year old tree. (about 12 apples) Our winters didn't damage it at all. more >>

18 Aug 2017 Greg C.INDIANA, United States

Apple - Paula Red

I was surprised to find these at a local grocery store, fresh from Michigan. This variety has a soft flesh with a mellow flavor that is slightly tart but with a slight hint of "honey" like sweetness. more >>

18 Aug 2017 Chris HemmingsUnited Kingdom

Apple - Epicure

We think our tree is probably an Epicure. Certainly looks like the picture and is ripe now, on a smallish tree. It has a boring insect (?) problem. Many of the fruit are so infected and, turning much redder, fall off early, leaving the non infected, yellowish green ones with slight mottled red linear patterns to ripen fully on the tree. more >>



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