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 - Smokehouse

    08 Apr 2021 
    I have been blessed to grow up with a Smokehouse tree in the back yard . It was my Grandfather's pride and joy . A number of years ago , it became obvious that it was in serious decline , so I had some scions grafted . Today , I enjoy the fruit from my decision as the old tree is gone . 1 in my back yard and 2 others close by . I have seen fruit from other Smokehouse trees and they are like vitamin enriched pieces of cardboard in comparison . Guess I had/have one of the good ones . I have since learned grafting and have delivered trees to NC and TN . If you would like trees that came from my old tree , Adams County Nursery offers Smokehouse that are from my scions .
  • Apple - Bonnie Best

    29 Mar 2021 
    Very excited to plant this tree! We just need to know the flowering group. Anyone know?
  • Apple - Creston

    17 Mar 2021 
    This is a fantasitc apple. Fresh or cooked it has an excellent flavour and a great balance of sweet/tart.
  • Apple - Red Prince

    15 Mar 2021 
    A crisp and juicy apple that is delicious for snacking. Yellow yet firm flesh, with a sweet taste overall, very deep notes of honey and tartness varies from fruit to fruit in my experience. A new favourite, no doubt.
  • Apple - Red Prince

    14 Mar 2021 
    New to me. Grown in Kent, UK. 500/60mm. beautiful shape, colour, dense texture, medium crisp, very juicy, sweet with just enough balancing acidity, delightful rose perfume. Will definitely buy again, I suspect the smaller size is preferable. I always prefer Cox's Orange Pippin when available but this is a worthy alternative.

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