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

06 Jun 2017 LarryMT, United States

Cherry - Stella

No I have not eaten one yet. I planted one three years ago and it has some fruit on it this year. It has been doing very well. I will let you know when I have tried a few. more >>

04 Jun 2017 David MaxwellNOVA SCOTIA, Canada

Apple - Foxwhelp

As best we have been able to determine the apple labelled "Foxwhelp" in North America is *NOT* at all the same as the British one. The comment about this apple being good eating from the gentleman in Washington is consistent with this. We have been unable to find any Foxwhelp apples in N.A. which resemble the original British one. more >>

04 Jun 2017 David MaxwellNOVA SCOTIA, Canada

Apple - Red Delicious

A few years ago there was a contest, 100 Things To Do With A Red Delicious Apple, (patterned after "100 things..a dead cat"). It *does* have very good use: smear it with Tanglefoot and hang it in your trees as a trap for Apple Maggot. (Just throw the whole thing away afterwards - no laborious cleaning of sticky red spheres) more >>

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 >>

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