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 - Duchess of Oldenburg

    07 Jun 2019 
    I have 2 Duchess trees in my home orchard..This is one apple that if picked before it is ripe wouldn't be good for fresh eating..Allow it to fully ripen before fresh eating..Large apples every year on my trees..Good for fresh eating and excellent for cooking..
  • Apple - McIntosh

    07 Jun 2019 
    I read comments about the McIntosh apple being soft and not crunchy and I know what you mean..The apples you buy in a stores are like that. I have 6 McIntosh apples in my home orchard and they are crunchy and about as good of a fresh eating apple you can get..Great for apple sauce also..My trees are full of blossoms this spring..Looking forward to eating as many as I can later this summer in to early this fall..
  • Apple - Snow Sweet

    07 Jun 2019 
    Excellent apple that produces larges crops every other year..Great tasting apple that I recommend to anyone thinking about planting apple trees.
  • Apple - Norland

    07 Jun 2019 
    Excellent fresh eating early apple. A very good sweet flavor..Doesn't store well, eat them in early to mid August or they get soft...
  • Apple - Wolf River

    07 Jun 2019 
    I planted 4 wolf river trees in my home orchard..These are decent apples for fresh eating, but they are excellent pie apples..Apples are very large and get a lot of their size later in the growing season. One thing people should remember about many varieties of apples, if you pick them too early, they may not taste quite right..That is true about the wolf river apple..let them mature fully before trying to eat them fresh off the tree..A great apple for anyone who is thinking about planting apple trees

Latest spring blossom records from registered fruit trees

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

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