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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.


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 - Elstar

    28 Sep 2023 
    My favorite apple, nice flavors sweet, soure and honey taste. For health it’s good to eat apples, keeps the doctor away ;-)
  • Apple - Yorkshire Greening

    28 Sep 2023 
    A cooking apple and too tart to eat but cooks up really well into an apple pureé, pie or sauce and good chutney too. A very old tree that has produced good crops continually each year but now suffering a bit from drier weather and a prune. This tree was possibly part of a 1900s orchard before the housing which with large gardens some trees were kept. Could it be about 80 years plus? It was big and old when we bought the house 30 years ago.
  • Apple - Jazz

    26 Sep 2023 
    Nice fkavour but very hard to peel. Puts you in mind of the "woodyness" when peeling a kumara
  • Apple - Braeburn

    25 Sep 2023 
    It's our second crop of Braeburn in 2023 & the sweetness of the odd one we have tried is not as strong as last year. Might this be due to the weather?
  • Apple - Yellow Transparent

    22 Sep 2023 
    In Montana in the 1930s and 40s, it was first (by days) apple to ripen. 'Tart' as a description is misleading because we never ate it in unripe state. One day it was unripe, the next day edible, third day it was becoming translucent and inedible. We ate voraciously when there were ripe ones, and made pie and apple sauce.

Latest harvest records from registered fruit trees

  • 2nd week October 2023  Cox's Orange Pippin owned by James in Westport, Ireland
  • 2nd week October 2023  Cox's Orange Pippin owned by James in Westport, Ireland
  • 1st week October 2023  Howgate Wonder owned by James in Westport, Ireland
  • 4th week September 2023  Bushey Grove owned by Andy in Hawick, United Kingdom
  • 3rd week September 2023  James Grieve owned by James in Westport, Ireland

Register your own fruit trees and record blossom and harvest records in our Fruit Tree Register.