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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Recent visitor comments about listed varieties

19 Feb 2018 Penny StevensST PETER PORT, United Kingdom

Apple - Daliclass

Lovely sweet/sharp taste for a British Apple but the skin is unpalatable tough. For a pleasant eating experience peeling is required. more >>

10 Feb 2018 BruceWASHINGTON, United States

Apple - McIntosh

I grew up in central Penna. and with the scent of mcIntosh apple pie and apple dumplings, next door, in my aunt Eleanor's kitchen. The stand-out attribute of this variety in my mind is the distinctive aroma. Quite unlike any other. The fruit, also unlike any other, is extremely delicate; that's why I think most grocers avoid stocking them (the phrase I've heard them called is "smash and toss" apples) They bruise easily then rapidly mush and rot. They are like a beautiful sunset. Awesome and short lived. I'm attempting (with limited success) to grow them here in western Washington state, difficult because it doesn't get cold enough in the winter. I will continue the effort because these are the best apples EVER ! more >>

07 Feb 2018 Gil SchieberGIL@SKIPLEYFARM.COM, United States

Apple - Spigold

BIG, juicy, late, aromatic for a late. Dual purpose. In W. Washington I think the flavor doesn't quite develop. Shy bearing here on b9. more >>

07 Feb 2018 Gil SchieberGIL@SKIPLEYFARM.COM, United States

Apple - Fortune

One of my favorite late apples due to it's tartness, juicy and crunchy. It's a keeper here in W. Washington more >>

06 Feb 2018 JoséSpain

Cherry - Ambrunes

Ambrunés is a variety from Jerte, Extremadura, Spain. Source: Cherries: Botany, Production and Uses Jose Quero-Garcia, ?Amy Iezzoni, ?Joanna Pulawska more >>

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