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 - Opal

    23 Mar 2019 
    this apple rocks my world. super juicy & sweet like biting into a watermelon. new favorite, knocked pink ladies down.
  • Apple - Shizuka

    19 Mar 2019 
    Along with Mutsu and Gold Rush, this is my favorite apple variety. Tend to be huge, at least where we buy them.
  • Apple - Rome Beauty

    16 Mar 2019 
    Molly from Oregon - are you sure that the "big old tree in your backyard" is actually a Jonathan tree? My dad planted three apple trees in his front yard 45 years ago, and today he isn't sure which variety he bought. He thinks "maybe Jonathan", and they are quite tart and firm, and excellent in pies (so, consistent with other Jonathan reviews), but I can't review ours as Jonathan apples because they don't grow with supermarket label stickers attached... If anyone near 44077 in about early September wants to try to ID ours by flavor/texture/color/size etc.., send me a note to steve66.oh(at)
  • Apple - Initial

    16 Mar 2019 
    This tree is at the North East corner of my orchard. It has grown quickly. It is leaning and I have a plastic chair propped under a limb to keep it straight. It is 6 years old and 15 feet tall. The Japanese beetles attacked it moderately last year. Will try jalapino pepper spray this year on my trees. It has big red apples.
  • Apple - Smitten

    15 Mar 2019 
    Smitten-Crisp, juicy, sweet and slightly tart apple that really delivers on flavor. The smitten apple owns its name. I was smitten by the first bite. After two apples a day for the last three months I can swear I've never gotten a bad one!

Latest spring blossom records from registered fruit trees

Find out how to record your blossom dates in our Fruit Tree Register.

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