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 - William's Pride

    18 Aug 2019 
    I inherited a dozen WP trees when we moved to west-central OR in 2010, and have planted more since then. Pretty undemanding trees in terms of maintenance, and good producers. I find the flavors of this crisp early-season apple very attractive? . I get butterscotch hints along with a pleasant array of varied fruit flavors. This apple is meant for eating fresh; it doesn't keep well, does OK in cider, and isn't particularly suited for cooking. But it excels at its job: early-season fresh eating.
  • Apple - Empire

    17 Aug 2019 
    My total favourites. I so miss them when out if seasob
  • Apple - Envy

    13 Aug 2019 
    Best variety in the world. Delicious in every way. One bite and you can't stop - the potato crisp of the apple world
  • Apple - Gravenstein

    08 Aug 2019 
    Has the texture of a Macintosh and the tartness of a Granny Smith. I don't like Macs as I am very tactile. I won't eat these off the tree... but I will make them into apple sauce!!
  • Apple - William's Pride

    07 Aug 2019 
    One of my favorite early apples and one of the first really good apples for eating out of hand. Doesn’t keep long, but great right off the tree. I’m not sure how these would do for commercial growers, but for a backyard orchard like mine, this is a very nice tree. The fruit is sweet and slightly spicy when it’s at its best. My kids could snack on these little apples all day long.

Latest harvest records from registered fruit trees

  • 2nd week August 2019  Etter's Gold owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 2nd week August 2019  Bevan's Favorite apple owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 2nd week July 2019  William's Pride 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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