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.

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 - Pristine

    18 Jan 2019 
    Not sure if this is the variety I'm looking for....i answered most of the questions on the Apple website but this picture isn't like the apple I tried. My apple wasn't as round, it was similar in shape to the Delicious variety (without the bumps). Also I found it just sweet, no tartness but admittedly my palate isn't the greatest. Wish I knew for sure because I don't even like apples and I absolutely loved this one and want to eat it daily!
  • Apple - Gala

    17 Jan 2019 
    Delicious and healthy, not too sweet. Perfect.
  • Pear - Kieffer

    15 Jan 2019 
    Great pear for home orchards or beginners. Requires almost zero work in my area, but I have had a scare with fireblight in the past where we had to cut off a few limbs. Course flesh with a spicy flavor. I use it most often to make Pear preserves which this variety is great for. It has a tough, thick skin which mostly keeps away the insects unless you leave the fruit on the tree too long. Ripe for harvest around late September or early October in my area.
  • Apple - Virginia Greening

    15 Jan 2019 
    My grandfather was in the wholesale produce business in the 1930s with his uncles in San Francisco. He mentioned that this variety was very popular in China, and they shipped them there from the US (I’m assuming by ship.) they did by boat)
  • Apple - Gravenstein

    14 Jan 2019 
    We have Gravs all over the place here and they are nice early apples. I like them best for baking, but have made hard cider as well. They do not transport well and have a quick shelf life. Nice and sweet but a bit mealy, which makes for great pies or my new favorite Gravenstein Upside Down Cake.


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