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 - Honeycrisp

    21 Oct 2019 
    Less flavor than Gold Delicious. It has some crunch, and it has some water, but not a lot of taste, just a bland kind of sweetness like if you put a little sugar - not a lot - on a cucumber. ugh.
  • Apple - Chieftain

    20 Oct 2019 
    Gorgeous, deep red skin and pale, creamy flesh. Extremely firm with a slightly mealy texture. The flavor is tart at first but quickly mellows out. I have not cooked with this variety, but with its firmness, I would imagine it holds up to heat very well.
  • Apple - Liberty

    20 Oct 2019 
    A very tasty apple (slightly tart). The MacIntosh, growing next it and planted at the same time, has slightly better flavour and bore a lot more fruit several years sooner than the Liberty. This year the Liberty has come into its own with larger apples which are very prolific and disease-free :).
  • Apple - Sunset

    15 Oct 2019 
    My sunset trees are the workhorse in my orchard. I call it the insurance apple, it always crops heavily and will excel in a poor year, plus the blossom is intense and frost resistant. If there were a year where sunset failed to crop this would surely be a sign of the apocalypse! Flavour is 7/10, trees are very healthy and fruit is clean
  • Apple - Saint Edmund's Pippin

    15 Oct 2019 
    The best apple known to mankind. Not only is it the best russet it is even tastier than other megahits like Ashmeads, Kidds and maybe even Cox. It is also a very healthy tree and clean fruit

Latest harvest records from registered fruit trees

  • 1st week September 2019  Skinner's Seedling owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • September 2019  Gala owned by Erin in Toledo, United States
  • 4th week August 2019  Melon owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 4th week August 2019  Lamb Abbey Pearmain owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 4th week August 2019  Horse owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

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

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