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

    29 May 2021 
    Looking for some sion wood of the Holstein apple variety
  • Apple - Yellow Ingestrie

    24 May 2021 
    I have only one branch of a apple tree grafted to yellow ingestrie. Very nice looking small yellow apples. After tasting it for the first time last year I decided to graft a whole tree over to it based on the quality of the two apples I tasted. Intense sweet/sharp with lots of flavor including a hint of pineapple. The most flavorful apple I have tasted so far. Only moderately juicy otherwise I would rate it as excellent I would recommend this variety.
  • Apple - Cosmic Crisp

    09 May 2021 
    When I first had these, they were CRISP and tangy. This year they are easier to find and < 2.50/lb, but the crunch is gone and they are somewhat bland. Not as tangy, crispy or juicy.
  • Apple - Cortland

    05 May 2021 
    My favorite apple. The flavor varies, but once in a while you get one that tastes better than any apple you ever had.
  • Apple - Burgundy

    04 May 2021 
    I agree with Stacey, best apple I have ever eaten! Also very difficult to find. I tried this variety when living in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, an area famous for growing apples in Canada. I haven’t been able to find these apples again. It had a deep, dark skin with very crisp, bright white flesh that had streaks of the dark skin colour staining the flesh as you bite. At the time I thought this should be the apple in Disney’s Snow White. Delicious!

Latest spring blossom records from registered fruit trees

Find out how to record your blossom dates in our Fruit Tree Register.

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