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 - Yarlington Mill

    19 Jul 2021 
    I imagined that when I retired I would enjoy making hard cider so I planted a YM. Now I am retired and the tree produces apples, but the doctor says no alcohol. They taste terrible, cooking doesn't help, etc. Is there anything besides cider one can do with these?
  • Apple - Holiday

    18 Jul 2021 
    I am disappointed in myself that I have not planted this tree. A local grower that has a thriving seasonal fruit stand does though. It is certainly not their most sought after apple, which seems a shame, it eats well fresh, stores at least as well as Jonathan (not great but good),cooks up nice and judging by the 7 gallons of cider we made last fall it drinks nicely too. It ferments pale and clear but the flavor is robust. The ph was a bit higher than I’d like but here in the heat of the Intermountain West lots of apples are. I don’t have anything to offer about the tree but the grower has plenty every year so it must be pretty good.
  • Apple - Kanzi

    04 Jul 2021 
    Although it is a beautiful apple. I much prefer the taste of a Fuji or Jazz. This Apple has a strange taste. Will not buy again.
  • Apple - Bloody Ploughman

    28 Jun 2021 
    The four apples we got from this tree (in one season three years ago) were large and tasty - but none since!
  • Apple - Discovery

    23 Jun 2021 
    I don't know where you had a discovery apple, but the review of them is nothing like real life. They are always crisp and full of flavour.

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