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 - Jazz

    14 Jul 2019 
    Jazz apples are the most glorious apples ever! My mum brought them for me, and me not knowing what type they were, was amazed by their juiciness, tanginess, sweetness and crunch- all at the same time! When i found out they were Jazz apples, I decided they were the apple for me and we now buy 4 packs a week! However, jazz apples are very expensive and when are unripe taste watery- however are usually sold ripe. I love them despiye these minor issues!
  • Apple - Yarlington Mill

    13 Jul 2019 
    Third year allowed first fruit,large to medium size, so bland so disappointed, will give another season maybe two otherwise a grafting we will go.
  • Apple - Spartan

    07 Jul 2019 
    Crops well every year with me in eastern Scotland. blossom resists our late frosts and I have yet to see any problems of scab or canker, my trees get plenty of wind and I am on a sandy free draining soil which is probably why. I have seen other Spartans elsewhere with awful canker so maybe it prefers lighter soils? They are a good breakfast apple with a light perfume flavour
  • Apple - Envy

    03 Jul 2019 
    Sweet without any balancing tartness, therefore lacking in flavor. Turns brown rapidly. It looks pretty in a fruit bowl, though.
  • Apple - Golden Russet

    02 Jul 2019 
    I have a golden russet and it made it through two frosts this spring and i only have two fruit left on the tree but they are growing and looking good. When is the best time to pick them and enjoy them? tj

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