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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 - Stayman

    07 Jun 2024 
    Once, when driving the backroads of central Virginia, I saw, and stopped at, a large pavilion full of apples for sale. I tried one, and it was amazingly good, like a combination of a Granny Smith (crisp, tart) and a sweet variety like Honeycrisp. I asked the name and was told "Stark Stayman". I now realize that the "Stark" part was the apple's origin, and Stayman the variety. I was told they were at their peak just in the few days when they began to "turn" color. I will return one day to that place.
  • Apple - Envy

    03 Jun 2024 
    Lovely and crisp, very sweet. Cox's orange pippin heritage?
  • Apple - Honeycrisp

    31 May 2024 
    Flavorless.... Moist and crunchy though
  • Apple - Ashmead's Kernel

    31 May 2024 
    My very favorite apple. I think it's blushed russet skin is lovelier than the over shiny modern varieties. I grew one when I lived in England. Also love Cox's Orange Pippen and Ribston Pippen.
  • Apple - Ingrid Marie

    24 May 2024 
    I have one and I think it is delicious. It's late flowering and picked late (october)

Latest spring blossom records from registered fruit trees

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