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.

Orchards

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 - Crimson Crisp

    23 Jan 2020 
    This is my all-time favorite during its brief season. We get our apples from Prevedelli Farms, and I look forward to Crimson Crips all year.
  • Apple - Howgate Wonder

    19 Jan 2020 
    We were given a tree some years ago. It’s excellent. Neighbours always comment on it as it still has large fruit which goes red way into December. Can eat both cooked and uncooked.
  • Apple - Cosmic Crisp

    16 Jan 2020 
    I consider myself somewhat of a apple connoisseur, if been eating them for over 60years. Been waiting a long time to try the cosmic crisps, I have to say it was a big let down. Honestly doesn't make top 5.
  • Apple - Honeycrisp

    06 Jan 2020 
    I loved this apple variety when I first discovered it about 3 or 4 years ago. Since then I am usually very disappointed in the taste; it seems very bland and sometimes almost sour. I now purchase Fuji almost exclusively.
  • Pear - Clapp Favorite

    06 Jan 2020 
    My family inherited this pear tree when we moved to a small holding near Wisbech in the UK. This year I had the tree DNA and found it is a Clapps Favourite a variety I had not heard of. It was planted about 1910 in an orchard containing conference, william and comice pears. Amazing how it got here! It suffers badly from black spot, has split and needs strapping otherwise crops profusely every year. Big tree.


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