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 - Haralson

    29 Apr 2021 
    As far as I am concerned, there is no other apple worth eating, once you have tasted a Haralson. All my neighbors beg for apples off my tree, and say that they are the best apples they have ever tasted. I agree 100%.
  • Apple - Smitten

    23 Apr 2021 
    Really tough flesh makes it hard work to eat. Hardly any taste, but sticky sweet. Ghastly!
  • Apple - Duchess of Oldenburg

    16 Apr 2021 
    Great for cooking, not fresh eating. Extremely tart, with very little sweetness, and little juice. A soft, very early apple that only keeps a few weeks in cold storage, or literally just a few days at room temp. They are like no other apple I’ve ever tried, and have been growing them for 15 years. Tree is hearty, and has large crops every year. I disagree with others on a few points, as there might possibly be differences between individual trees, but there is no way these can be eaten fresh. They are simply too tart with very little sweetness, and soft texture. They are fantastic for drying, baking, and pies/sauces. The apple is soft, and mealy a day or two after ripe, and some report that they turn to mush in a pie, but I have had the opposite experience. Even though they are soft, they retain their shape and definition quite well in a pie, and their tart flavor profile in this usage is stunning. They are highly recommended, as long as you careful picking them within the right harvest window.
  • Apple - Smokehouse

    08 Apr 2021 
    I have been blessed to grow up with a Smokehouse tree in the back yard . It was my Grandfather's pride and joy . A number of years ago , it became obvious that it was in serious decline , so I had some scions grafted . Today , I enjoy the fruit from my decision as the old tree is gone . 1 in my back yard and 2 others close by . I have seen fruit from other Smokehouse trees and they are like vitamin enriched pieces of cardboard in comparison . Guess I had/have one of the good ones . I have since learned grafting and have delivered trees to NC and TN . If you would like trees that came from my old tree , Adams County Nursery offers Smokehouse that are from my scions .
  • Apple - Bonnie Best

    29 Mar 2021 
    Very excited to plant this tree! We just need to know the flowering group. Anyone know?


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