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 - Honeycrisp

    15 Apr 2019 
    Flavor is not consistent. Some very good, some disappointing. Price is too high for chancy purchase.
  • Apple - Envy

    15 Apr 2019 
    Every batch I have eaten has been full of flavor! That's more than I can say for Fuji, Macintosh, Braeburn and others. It's flavor seems like a combination of an apple and a pear.
  • Apple - Mairac

    15 Apr 2019 
    A lovely taste. Very similar to Cox but better now that Cox is mass produced
  • Apple - Pink Lady

    15 Apr 2019 
    Perfect ratio of sweetness : firmness. You win again mother nature, but the battle rages on.
  • Apple - Jazz

    14 Apr 2019 
    I'm surprised at the relatively low ratings for this apple. Perhaps it's not been grown in the areas to which it is best suited. Here in Tasmania, the Jazz is a fabulous variety - a very firm, crisp apple that is still juicy with a delightful sweet and sour flavour. It is easily the best apple I've bought from a large grocery store recently, and I much prefer it to its sibling, the Kanzi.

Latest spring blossom records from registered fruit trees

  • 15th April 2019  Apple - Smokehouse owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 15th April 2019  Apple - Horse owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 15th April 2019  Apple - Jefferies owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 14th April 2019  Apple - Pink Pearl owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 14th April 2019  Apple - Newtown Pippin owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

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


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