Apples

Welcome to Adventures in Flavor! Hundreds of 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.

  • Varieties in very limited quantities are often 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.
  • Many of our apple varieties are available in limited quantities and will not be available at all farmers' market or CSA pickup location sites.
  • 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!
  • Look here for a bunch of apple recipes

    ★ = Indicates a NSO developed variety.

Adam's Pearmain

Tart to sweet-tart, spicy and aromatic old English dessert apple with a firm moderately breaking texture. Originated in Herefordshire, England ... (more)

Adam's Russet ★

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.

Adhara ★

Somewhat tart, very juicy & fruity. Ripens mid-July. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Alamak ★

Slightly tart with rich, fruity flavor. Early September. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Algol ★

Stay tuned! Coming in to production. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Alkmene

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.

American Beauty

Sweet with a rich, spicy flavor, and a firm, breaking texture. Originally from Sterling, Massachusetts, Circa 1854. Ripens in early September.

Arkansas Mammoth Black

Sweet-tart with rich flavor and great texture, but is not as black as some black apples. Origin unknown. Ripens in mid-October.

Ashmead's Kernel

Sweet-tart spicy apple with a firm, non-breaking texture. One of the "classic," heirloom varieties in the U.S. A traditional English variety ... (more)

Bauman's Reinette

Sweet apple with a slightly spicy flavor and a firm, semi-breaking texture. Thought to have been bred in Belgium by Van Mons. Received ... (more)

Bellatrix ★

Wildly tart & hard, with an amazing and complex flavor, better tasted than described. Early November. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program. (more)

Benoni

Sweet-tart, with an intriguing flavor, and tender breaking texture. It has notably short storage life. Originally from Dedham, Massachusetts circa 1832. Ripens in mid-July.