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 - Zuccalmaglio's Reinette

    14 Nov 2019 
    Description was correct! Tastes remarkably like strawberry and pineapple! Crisp, juicy, firm but thin skin, although mine wasn't sticky. Very surprising and very good.
  • Apple - Pacific Rose™

    08 Nov 2019 
    Excellent flavor. Fairly thick skin, but not "waxy" like a red delicious. 8/10
  • Apple - Katy

    08 Nov 2019 
    Usually good cropper. Very attractive - often wins prizes in our village show! Good flavour especially when flesh has gone pink. Sadly does not keep well.
  • Apple - Ashmead's Kernel

    08 Nov 2019 
    I think the Description is a little unkind re looks, but bang on re the flavour. Planted a tree on my allotment 5 years age, had nothing for first 3 years, a few last year and literally hundreds this year. Picked some in late September when other varieties were ready, but these clearly were not- but I've stored them for cooking. Its now early November and the dozens remaining have turned redder. I've been trying one a week and they just get better, so now we are in to frosts I'm planning to pick the rest and hopefully they will store well into the new year. They are crisp, juicy and do have something aromatic (pear drops isn't quite it) when they are riper. Flavours may develop in storage.
  • Apple - Novaspy

    05 Nov 2019 
    I LOVE this apple variety. I purchased a semi-dwarf bare root from Gurney's in 2005. It bore a crop of small apples in the second year after planting. It has produced a HUGE crop of medium-sized bright red round and spritely-sweet apples very late in the season (ripe and ready the last week of October consistently) each year. It is a 10 foot tall tree, the spread is 9 feet, with arching healthy strong branches that nearly touch the ground when loaded with apples! A strikingly beautiful form all year, the blooms come on the same time as a Ranetka crab Appletree across the yard in my zone 4 (ish) orchard. Early May. Sometimes hard freezes of 10 degrees F or snow can cover the blooms and yet I still get a great crop! The apples are so rich, especially when baked or dried, and store in the fridge until at least August. An amazing variety! Since it has survived and produced so well for me I am putting in more trees this spring of the Nova Spy, and also some Northern and Prairie Spy apples, as I had good luck with them also, though never got a crop due to cows and deer loving to eat the trees. The deer and horses will pass up Honeycrisp, Zestar!, any of the crabapple trees, in favor of the branches of the little Spy trees. Go figure!! I have to guard the Nova Spy closely, and I might add the deer do all of the pruning work.

Latest harvest records from registered fruit trees

  • 2nd week November 2019  Ashmead's Kernel owned by Bill in Chorley, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week November 2019  Hoople's Antique Gold owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 1st week November 2019  Doctor Matthews owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 1st week November 2019  Brushy Mountain Limbertwig owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 1st week November 2019  Hall apple 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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