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.

Orchards

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 - Belle de Boskoop

    23 Nov 2020 
    I have one Belle de Boscoop here in Lubec, Maine, "easternmost town in the US" and love it. Tart when picked right off the tree, sweetens up in a couple of weeks, and is a star of my small orchard. Just sliced one up for a snack! Got it from FEDCO Trees about 8 years ago. We'll see how it stores. Highly recommend it.
  • Apple - Ashmead's Kernel

    21 Nov 2020 
    grown on M25 for 25 years. First 10 years it cropped alternate years. Since then, big crops every year of large apples with no other pollinators close at hand. Superb flavour, store well and if well thinned, good looking. Not sure why so negative as its flavour alone makes it my top apple and the yield and ease of growth is top class.
  • Apple - Grimes Golden

    21 Nov 2020 
    Makes the best applesauce. I'm 70 and this is the variety my grandmother used every fall to make her sauce. She froze instead of canning it. It's getting hard to find orchards selling it now.
  • Apple - Honeycrisp

    18 Nov 2020 
    A rare visitor to the supermarket shelves, in the UK are these incredibly crisp soft skinned juicy delicious apples. Send more to the UK please.
  • Apple - Pixie

    13 Nov 2020 
    We inherited this in a mixed small orchard in N Devon 6 years ago, it was already mature. It is on a vigorous standard rootstock and unthinned it produces thousands of small apples but thinned they grow to a good [supermarket standard] size. Delicious for anyone who like a crisp cox type apple. Stored last year, lightly wrapped in a shaded wooden shed until March and definitely better after some storage in my opinion. We get some surface mould and pits but I think this is orchard neglect, not a variety problem as all our apples suffer with it at the moment.

Latest harvest records from registered fruit trees

  • 3rd week October 2020  Chivers Delight owned by Dave in Derby, United Kingdom
  • 2nd week October 2020  Frostbite owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 2nd week October 2020  Victory (Etter) apple owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 2nd week October 2020  Apricot owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • 2nd week October 2020  Spigold 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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