Orange Pippin came into existence in 2005 as a website - www.orangepippin.com - where we recorded tasting notes of our favourite apples. As we added more descriptions the site started to get more visits, which in turn encouraged us to add further apple varieties to the database.
We were frequently asked where to buy trees and fruit of the varieties we described, and in the end we realised that selling fruit trees online was a natural extension of the Orange Pippin project. Therefore in 2009 we started selling fruit trees online in the UK, followed by the USA in 2010. The proceeds from the sale of fruit trees helps to pay for new developments on our main Orange Pippin website.
You will notice that we are not selling every tree that we describe on our main website - instead we have focussed initially just on the varieties that get the most interest. If you want to buy a tree that is not listed please do get in touch with us, as we are keen to add new varieties to our range. We have contacts with a number of fruit tree nurseries throughout the world and even if we cannot supply you, we may know someone who can.
USA fruit tree sales (mainly apple trees) - www.orangepippintrees.com
UK fruit tree sales - www.creteparakalo.com
European union fruit tree sales - www.orangepippintrees.eu
We hope you will enjoy browsing our new fruit tree shop website as much as we have enjoyed selecting fruit trees for it. We welcome your comments or criticisms - please use the Contact form (listed at the bottom of every page) to get in touch with us.
For corporate information about Orange Pippin Ltd, click here.
Our company is named after England's most famous apple variety - Cox's Orange Pippin - widely regarded as the finest of all apples. 'Pippin' is an old English word derived from the French word for 'seedling' - like many old apple varieties Cox's Orange Pippin was discovered as a chance seedling. 'Orange' is a term often used to describe apple varieties which have an old-fashioned orange flush.