Welcome to Adventures in Flavor! Over 300 varieties of apples are here at the farm, in a wide range of colors, sizes, and (most importantly!) flavor. Most of the varieties are either very new or heritage/antique varieties. We will continue to update descriptions and pictures as young trees start producing.
- Many of our apple varieties are available in limited quantities and will not be available at all farmers' market or CSA pickup location sites.
- Varieties in very limited quantities, and most available at the farm store, will be stickered either with the variety name or a number, for ease of identification. To identify this year's varieties labeled with only a number, look here.
- Are you an apple fan? Pick up an "Apple Passport" when you visit and make tasting notes as you enjoy adventures in flavors all through apple season!.
★ = Indicates a NSO developed variety.
Similar to but slightly more intensely flavored than Adam's Pearmain. This russet "sport," was discovered by NSO sometime in 2011. Ripens in mid-September.
Sweet-tart with a fruity flavor. A Cox’s Orange Pippin cross from Belgium with a tender, breaking texture. Circa 1930. Ripens in Early September.
Small, tart crab apple hybrid with a full spicy flavor. It has a fine, breaking, yet tender texture. Recent introduction. Ripens in Early October.
Sweet with a rich, spicy flavor, and a firm, breaking texture. Originally from Sterling, Massachusetts, Circa 1854. Ripens in early September.
Tart apple with a complex flavor reminiscent of pineapple and blackberry, first propagated in the Netherlands. Circa 1821. Ripens in early September.
Yellow, Gold Rush-like coloring. Crisp & breaking. Moderately tart and uniquely fruity with hints of banana flavor. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.
Sweet-tart with rich flavor and great texture, but is not as black as some black apples. Origin unknown. Ripens in mid-October.
Sweet apple with a mildly fruity flavor and a good very tender breaking texture. Developed at Geneva, New York. Recent introduction. Ripens in late August.