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 - Charles Ross

    27 May 2020 
    We have a massive Charles Ross in our field. Planted around 1885. It still produces lots of wonderful apples, the longer they are on the tree the more beautiful they become, big and red! Love them , and we intend to plant a couple more later this year !
  • Plum - Victoria

    10 May 2020 
    I have an allotment where I am getting suckers, from the Victoria plum in the next plot, coming up in my raspberry patch. Having read the post by Adrian (2012) about the quality of suckers, I want to know whether there may be in any drawbacks to keeping a sucker in amongst the raspberries, which are in a 3x3m patch in the open. the main sucker is only about 3m from the mother tree.
  • Plum - Belle de Louvain

    03 May 2020 
    I adore this plum which makes the finest, darkest jam ever! Always a pleasure to open a jar and spread it on a good slice of white crusty bread.
  • Apple - Pink Lady

    02 May 2020 
    Pink Lady is by far the best hybrid of all apples .The sweetness/sourness combination is just perfect .We are so fortunate they are plenty here in South Africa
  • Apple - Mother

    28 Apr 2020 
    I grafted this apple, It grew well for two seasons, but this spring it had died over the winter. The branches where bout 2.5 cm in diameter at the base. Two other Apple grafts on the same top dressed tree, are viable with no dead wood.

Latest spring blossom records from registered fruit trees

  • 3rd May 2020  Apple - Morgan Sweet owned by Ehill@Sky.Com in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 1st May 2020  Apple - Kandil Sinap owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 30th April 2020  Somerset Redstreak owned by Ehill@Sky.Com in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 30th April 2020  Apple - Sweet Sixteen owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 29th April 2020  Apple - Sweet Alford owned by Ehill@Sky.Com in Bristol, United Kingdom

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

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