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.

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 - Beauty of Bath

    22 Sep 2022 
    Beauty of Bath was the first apple in my life. I was born in what is now Oxfordshire, and there was Beauty of Bath tree in the garden. When I was a kid I'd pick up a few from the ground, climb into a yew tree, and read and eat. Such a memory! I would love to get them, but I have lived in New York most of my life, and they don't seem to be grown here. W.G Sebald mentions them in passing in one of his books.
  • Apple - Gala

    20 Sep 2022 
    The Gala is all I eat because it doesn’t give me itchy gums and throat like many other varieties, they are hit or miss at the supermarket though. I can’t stand when I buy a bag of mealy apples, so disappointing . I usually squeeze on them in the store for firmness and that helps but not always accurate. Tonight I bought a bag which were grown in the US and they are delicious, first sweet and crunchy one I’ve had all summer, has those hints of pear flavor which you spoke of. Good tip on when to buy from which side of the hemisphere, thanks
  • Apple - Rubinola

    17 Sep 2022 
    My 4-year old Rubinola has cropped for the first time around 30 apples, we let ripen six or seven. Sharp taste, juicy, looking perfectly like from the catalogue. Not treated for any disease, as we did not expect any crop.
  • Apple - Ambrosia

    16 Sep 2022 
    Juicy, crispy, supersweet and thin skinned... The perfect dessert!!!
  • Apple - Lobo

    15 Sep 2022 
    I grew this apple on my lifestyle orchard here in New Zealand and found it a great apple to dehydrate, has a great flavour, and being large makes it good for this purpose. Also cooks up well, just trying to locate it again so I can graft another tree, the original got removed by the new owners, unfortunately.

Latest harvest records from registered fruit trees

  • 2nd week September 2022  Discovery owned by Nick in Clashmore, United Kingdom
  • 1st week September 2022  Bushey Grove owned by Andy in Hawick, United Kingdom
  • 1st week September 2022  Bushey Grove owned by Andy in Hawick, United Kingdom
  • 4th week August 2022  Morgan Sweet owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 4th week August 2022  Beauty of Bath owned by Nick in Clashmore, United Kingdom

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


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