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.


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 - Granny Smith

    23 Mar 2023 
    I believe that along with the loss of basic cooking skills has been the loss of what to my generation was the go to desert, the baked apple with its many additions, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon anything you had spare basically even adding custard, even as I type I have two large smiths sitting in my veg rack ready for the oven
  • Apple - Pacific Rose™

    22 Mar 2023 
    I found this apple in the largest Asian market in my area and bought it on a whim. I was not dissatisfied. I had claimed in previous years that my favorite was a Lady Alice, but after tasting the Pacific Rose, I don't think I can go back. It doesn't have the "bite" of acidity (tartness), nor the desert "sugariness" of the Lady Alice I am accustomed to. After trying the rose, I realized just how much overwhelming flavor is in a Lady Alice. I can hardly eat one full Lady Alice because the flavor sticks to the mouth and creates a fuzziness. However, even though the Rose is larger in size it has a subtle flavor that I can't put my finger on and I find myself wanting two or three at a time. I won't mention the skin, as I don't eat it, but it doesn't have the tackiness/waxiness of many thick skinned apples. The skin is a wonderful color of variegated reds, pinks, and yellows and has a perfectly "apple aroma". I am only disappointed that the only place I've been able to buy it is in that store which takes some time to get to.
  • Apple - Howgate Wonder

    22 Mar 2023 
    Howgate wonder keeps very well through winter and keeps strong flavour for cooking.
  • Apple - Golden Spire

    22 Feb 2023 
    It is a wonderful apple - best for eating by older people not brought up on the many very sweet apples now on sale. It is also a very good cooking apple.
  • Apple - Tentation

    20 Feb 2023 
    The Tentation apples I bought from my greengrocer were golden, no pink, no blushing. They had a wonderful fragrance and really delicious flavour such as no apple I'vee had from a shop for years. I also recently bought some apples called 'Kissabel- I'm red inside' which were much more like your description in appearance and taste. Are you absolutely sure it was Tentation you tried?

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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