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 - Ambrosia

    13 Feb 2019 
    My go to apple when it is in season! Check them carefully for bruises and make sure they are fresh, not mealy. Ambrosia will be crisp, sweet, fruity and leave you wanting for more.
  • Apple - Bardsey

    13 Feb 2019 
    Planted in Lymington x4 trees grown as espaliers and producing an abundance of fruit
  • Apple - Belle de Boskoop

    01 Feb 2019 
    Hello From France...I'm originally from Vancouver, and lived on Vancouver Island where I had a friend who grew Belle de Boskoop apples. Glad to have found them in Europe as well. We just planted an espalier tonight in our little garden. It'll be fun to harvest and make apple crumble. Happy growing everyone!
  • Apple - Ambrosia

    30 Jan 2019 
    I just had my first Ambrosia apple today from Sprouts in Green Valley, Arizona. It was on sale for .99 cents a pound, and they looked beautiful so I figured I get some, and omg. It has got to be one of the best apples I have ever had. I did have it chilled from the fridge. It was so crisp, juicy, sweet, just delicious. I am on an extremely strict diet where I can basically only have two fruits a day and this was certainly a delight. I am very pleased with this variety of apple.
  • Apple - Belle de Boskoop

    28 Jan 2019 
    How d'ye like THEM apples? This is a true classic, a country apple best fresh off the tree in the mid-to-late autumn. Looks like an apple, smells exactly how the apple of your dreams smells, and the taste is like reliving your childhood tastebuds, why you liked apples in the first place. Support heritage growers!

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