Apples

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!. 

Adam's Pearmain

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

Alkmene

Sweet-tart with a fruity flavor. A Cox’s Orange Pippin cross from Belgium with a tender, breaking texture, this is a good multi-purpose apple. Ripens in mid-September. Circa 1930.

Amberoso

Slightly tart crab apple hybrid with a full spicy flavor. It has an excellent, breaking, tender texture. Ripens in late September. Recent introduction.

American Beauty

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

Ananas Reinette

Sweet-tart apple with a complex flavor reminiscent of pineapple and blackberry, first propagated in the Netherlands. Ripens in early September. Circa 1821.

Arkansas Mammoth Black

Origin is unclear. Has a rich flavor with great texture, but is not as black as some black apples. Ripens in mid-October.

Ashmead's Kernel

Sweet-tart spicy apple with a firm, non-breaking texture. Raised from seed planted by Dr. Ashmead, an eminent physician in Gloucester, England, and is a traditional English variety. ... (more)

Autumn Crisp

Sweet apple with a mildly fruity flavor and a good very tender breaking texture. Developed at Geneva, New York. Ripens in late August. Recent introduction.

Bald Mountain

Sweet-tart apple with a fruity flavor. Originated as a seedling on Warrior Bald Mountain in Mason County, North Carolina ... (more)

Bauman's Reinette

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

Beauty of Bath

Tart, complex, aromatic dessert apple from England with a coarse texture. Propagated by George Cooling. Ripens in mid-July. Circa 1864.

Benoni

Moderately tart with a unusual yet good flavor. Originally from Dedham, Massachusetts, it has a soft, breaking texture and short storage life. Ripens in late July. Circa 1832.