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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.

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 - Grenadier

    15 Feb 2024 
    We inherited what I believe was a Grenadier cooking apple tree when we moved in here in Dulwich London I think 60 years old then. It has just blown down after another 50 years . It almost always provided many more great cooking apples than we could eat ( baked and in pies and crumble) and in time to combine with the blackberries also at the end of the garden - . Only problem was that the apples did not keep more than a few weeks, max about a month. I greatly regret its passing - vigorous to the end, despite turning out to be completely hollowed out
  • Apple - Chivers Delight

    09 Feb 2024 
    Planted in shady sheltered spot in wet Westmorland in 2018 and soon cropped with good sized apples that keep well in cool garage or fridge. Very good, sweet flavour, soft crunch, moderate juice. My favourite eater of three varieties planted together. For a dessert apple, flexible in cooking with meat, in salads and for puddings.
  • Apple - Rome Beauty

    01 Feb 2024 
    Best apple for baking whole :-) Cored and stuffed with blackberry jam and baked in a bed of sago (Bird's Nests)
  • Apple - Tentation

    01 Feb 2024 
    I have not been able to find this apple for many years, but when I had it i was blown away by the flavor. It is by far the best apple I've ever had. The Honeycrisp and even Cosmic Crisp (probably my 3rd and 2nd favorite apples) are bland in comparison.
  • Apple - Hunt Russet

    01 Feb 2024 
    Very good mid-18th Century apple. MOFGA testing showed Hunt Russet to be the parent (with blue pearmain) of the Black Oxford and itself the offspring of Reinette des Carmes and Drap d'Or. The Hunt Farm where this apple originated was across the street from the current Hutchins Farm, less than a mile from the field where America’s War for Independence began.