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 - Beauty of Bath

    17 Sep 2020 
    My Beauty of Bath apple tree has now completely dropped it's harvest. We've had a net system around the base so that I could save them from getting bruised. It worked so well and the apples have lasted a lot longer. I think I must have gotten about 400 useable apples this year. Some were HUGE! I've made apple crumble, apple stew, apple compot, coronation apple chutney, apple & lavender jam, apple flapjacks, it's been amazing! The apples are so sweet you don't need to add sugar. My dad has loved them so much that he's even looking to now get a tree!
  • Apple - Karmijn de Sonnaville

    17 Sep 2020 
    We had three trees of KDS when we lived in Edmonds, N of Seattle. Was introduced to them by the community college apple festival. The fruit is superb. However they are as prone to codling moth and maggot as many others ( which occur randomly in this area) so the yields were less than hoped. The flavor and texture however were so astonishingly good that even the small output was worth waiting for. A life without tasting a KDS would be a life half lived!
  • Apple - Golden Delicious

    15 Sep 2020 
    Golden delicious is my very favorite apple. Sadly most of the stores in my area no longer have this apple.
  • Apple - Sonya

    13 Sep 2020 
    We bought one Sonya Apple to try yesterday from Safeway. Dry and chewy, not crisp or juicy. We'll pass!
  • Apple - Grenadier

    06 Sep 2020 
    I didn't have quite enough Grenadiers when cooking the last of this years crop so added an early Bramley. This was the first time i had compared the two directly. The heady scent of the Grenadier really shone through - much the better apple. I'll show this tree more respect in future! And free up freezer space at the beginning of August - they really have to be used straight from the tree.

Latest harvest records from registered fruit trees

  • 2nd week September 2020  Hawkeye Delicious owned by Jim in Crivitz, United States
  • 1st week September 2020  Atalanta's Gold™ apple owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 4th week August 2020  Red Devil owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 4th week August 2020  Claygate Pearmain owned by deadbird in Epsom, United Kingdom
  • 4th week August 2020  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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