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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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties
|08 Feb 2017||Kim WaldenAZ, United States|
Apple - Cinnamon Spicepls send newsletter does anyone know of apple variety to grow in scotsdale, az, zone 9b more >>
|05 Feb 2017||EvaUnited States|
Apple - CameoI am close to finishing taste-testing every apple I could locate, so my opinions are based on recent experimentation. In my now-more-educated opinion, Cameos do not taste like Red Delicious at all. They are sweet, but have enough tartness to make them interesting plus they are crisp and juicy. Cameos are up there with Jazz and Honeycrisp. The quality of the flavor reminds me of my childhood favorite, McIntosh. more >>
|04 Feb 2017||Corey HaffordMAINE, United States|
Apple - SpencerI had a good friend from Western Mass that used to bring me Spencer apples and they are the best tasting apples hands down. more >>
|04 Feb 2017||Ted S.PA, United States|
Apple - SuncrispWe have been pulling these out of the bottom drawer of the frig, and can't believe how good they are in February! more >>
|03 Feb 2017||Dave PetersonWASHINGTON, United States|
Apple - Belle de BoskoopRed Belle de Boskoop (Raintree Nursery) is easily the most productive tree in our small orchard. It reliably produces annual crops of 4 bushels per tree on dwarf rootstock. The fruit are huge and nicely russetted (it helps to thin the fruit). The flavor is delicious and tart with lots of juice -- a great addition to cider with other varieties that add a bit of sweetness. The fruit is almost too hard to be a good eating apple, but great for baking and cider. It produces a lot of foliage and leaves, so you need to keep up with pruning and control the top growth, unless you have a very long ladder. more >>