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 Jun 2020 
    Have had a tree in the garden for years. Biggest apple so far weighed nearly a pound. Make apple pies, apple crumbles, apple sauce and freeze them. Cut it back last year but looks like going to have a good crop this year.
  • Apple - Cybele Delrouval

    16 Jun 2020 
    Lovely rose overtones. I have eatten them into december and enjoyed the unusal flavour when they grow soft.
  • Apple - Red Gravenstein

    02 Jun 2020 
    Best apple I've ever tasted. Sweet with a little tart. Small to medium fruit. Suffers from apple scab & early drop. Medium crops alternate years.
  • 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.

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