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 - Jazz

    22 Sep 2021 
    Jazz apples are my favorite snacking apple. I prefer Jazz from New Zealand for their crispness and their great balance of tart and sweet over those from the US. Although the Jazz grown in the US can sometimes taste nearly the same as their Kiwi counterpart, the US Jazz tend to display less consistency in both texture and taste. Unlike some apple varieties like Honeycrisp, Jazz apples travel well.
  • Apple - Laxton's Superb

    20 Sep 2021 
    From our tree about 25 years old. Best eater I've ever tasted. Crops hugely every year. For some reason, it tastes best when peeled and sliced rather than just bitten into.
  • 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.

Latest harvest records from registered fruit trees

  • 4th week September 2021  Rubinette owned by Susanne in Tacoma, United States
  • 3rd week September 2021  Falstaff owned by J in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week September 2021  Belle de Boskoop owned by Susanne in Tacoma, United States
  • 2nd week September 2021  Sweet Sixteen owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States
  • 2nd week September 2021  Filippa owned by Willem in Dedemsvaart, Netherlands

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


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