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.

Fruit varieties

Information on over 700 apple varieties, as well as pears, plums, and cherries.


Listings for over 2,000 orchards in the United States, Canada, UK and elsewhere.

Tree Register

Our Fruit tree register has details of more than 11,000 trees registered by their owners, including blossom and harvest records.

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', and like many old apple varieties Cox's Orange Pippin was discovered as a chance seedling.

Recent variety reviews

You can add your own comments on any variety page.

  • Apple - Holstein

    16 Sep 2019 
    I have approx 30 different varieties of apples and Holstein with Christmas pippin are my favorites. They grow well in the south UK as well as in the south of Poland where both locations have orchards. we try to train some of them on espaliers and this year (7th from planting gave fantastic crop
  • Apple - Jazz

    15 Sep 2019 
    My all-time favorite fresh eating apple! Super crisp, very juicy, more sweet than acid, medium size. The perfect fresh eating apple! Seems to keep fairly well too
  • Apple - Honeygold

    15 Sep 2019 
    Growing these as tall-spindle in my backyard. Very large apples, nice golden colour with a rosy blush. Great balance of sweet and tart! The trees have high yields. Very happy with this variety. A great, medium crisp, fresh eating variety. Mine are ready second-third week of September
  • Apple - Florina

    15 Sep 2019 
    Large, very juicy, and crisp, with highly variable brix/acid ratio. Decent fresh eating apple. Seems like a larger, highly crisp Mac.
  • Apple - Winter Banana

    15 Sep 2019 
    Yes! Banana flavor! Crisp, good eating. Will be grafting one into my orchard.

Latest harvest records from registered fruit trees

  • 1st week September 2019  Skinner's Seedling owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • September 2019  Gala owned by Erin in Toledo, United States
  • 4th week August 2019  Melon owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 4th week August 2019  Lamb Abbey Pearmain owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 4th week August 2019  Horse owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

Register your own fruit trees and record blossom and harvest records in our Fruit Tree Register.

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