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 - McIntosh

    19 Sep 2021 
    This is the perfect apple. Excellent texture, balanced slightly tart flavor, and dazzling white flesh.
  • Apple - Sonya

    12 Sep 2021 
    I am not an apple eater because the skin is usually too tough and they are too acidic. This apple was PERFECT for me!
  • Apple - Grimes Golden

    02 Sep 2021 
    My grandparents used this apple to make apple butter using a copper kettle. My mom and dad continued the tradition of making apple butter in a copper kettle every year. Grimes Golden is the only apple they would use unless it was an off year for apple production due to late frosts. It makes the best apple butter because it makes the best apple sauce. My brothers and I have continued that tradition of making apple butter using the same copper kettle that my grandparents used. We have also bought several other copper kettles to make apple butter since our family size has increased. (I have 5 brothers.) Grimes Golden is definitely the best apple there is to make apple sauce or apple butter.
  • Apple - Belmac

    29 Aug 2021 
    We’re on our 3rd or 4th year with belmac. Had 3 apples from it last year and they were as good as any apple i had. We don’t spray at all and they were virtually unblemished. I’d say its a very good eating apple but we’ve yet to explore the opportunities
  • Apple - Laxton's Fortune

    28 Aug 2021 
    Have grown LF for about 10 years now (on a Geneva 30, semi-dwarf rootstock) and the tree has cropped the last 5 or so. A bit whippy, definitely little resistance to Fireblight, Scab or Cedar-Apple rust, but it survives anyway. Apples are modest sized, sweet, slightly aromatic, nicely flavored but with a bit of a chewy texture as grown in Maryland (much hotter than Britain).

Latest harvest records from registered fruit trees

  • 2nd week September 2021  Sweet Sixteen owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States
  • 2nd week September 2021  Filippa owned by Willem in Dedemsvaart, Netherlands
  • 2nd week September 2021  Spartan owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States
  • 2nd week September 2021  Sansa owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States
  • 4th week August 2021  Gravenstein owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States

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

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