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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.