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.
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.
Sweet-tart apple with a rich, spicy, fruity flavor and a firm, moderately-breaking texture. A Swiss apple similar to Baldwin. Circa 1880s. Ripens Early November.
Small, sweet, hints of spicy and fruity flavors with tender, crisp texture. Originated in Salem, New Jersey circa the mid 1800's but later became a southern favorite. Ripens Mid-July.
Fairly sweet, thick skin and hard flesh conceal luscious fruit flavors. Ripens mid-September. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.
Sweet with a fruity flavor and moderately firm non-breaking texture. Short storage life. Released by Jim Thompson, USDA, Byron, Georgia. Circa 1982. Ripens in mid-August.
Moderately tart with a rich spicy flavor and a fine, hard, moderately breaking texture. Long storage life. Unknown date of origin. Ripens in late September.