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 - Glockenapfel

    03 Apr 2020 
    One of the best for applepie and cider production. Very rich flavour and mild , not to much sweetness. Goes well together with Boskoop. I really like this apple very much.
  • Apple - Belle de Boskoop

    03 Apr 2020 
    My grandmother and grandfather used it for making "Most" / the Austrian variant of cider. For this, the acidity of the Boskoop apple really is helpful. We also used and still use it as an an cooking apple. Very delicious applepie!
  • Apple - Opal

    02 Apr 2020 
    I was looking for new apple for snacking. The delicious apples are to hard for a small child to bite. I had been buying honeycrisps. I was in Kroger, when I noticed a new apple for sale. I purchased one opal apple to taste test. It was not hard like the delicious and the flavor was excellent. It is a sweet apple that children love. It is the only apple I buy.
  • Apple - Red Astrachan

    29 Mar 2020 
    The Astrakhan variety of apple figures prominently in "The Emigrants" series of novels by Vilhelm Moberg. These books tell the story of farmers who emigrated to Minnesota from Sweden. The wife of the main character misses the apples, so her husband arranges for seeds to be sent to their farm from family in Sweden.
  • Apple - Opal

    29 Mar 2020 
    I love this apple! I’ve never tasted anything like it before. Firstly it’s beautiful and almost glows yellow. It is both sweet and tart. The unusual thing for me is that it has flower-like overtones. I have never tasted that in an apple before.

Latest spring blossom records from registered fruit trees

Find out how to record your blossom dates in our Fruit Tree Register.

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