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!. 

    ★ = Indicates a NSO developed variety.
     

Bald Mountain

Sweet-tart apple with a fruity flavor, with hard, moderately-breaking texture. Is not a "keeper," unlike many late apples. Originated ... (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)

Beauty of Bath

Tart, complex, aromatic dessert apple from England with a coarse texture. Originated at the Bailbrook House near Bath, Somerset, England ... (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.

Berne Rose

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.

Bevan's Favorite

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.

Biham ★

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

Black Twig

Sweet-tart, spicy, and fruity-tasting apple with hard moderately-breaking texture. Originated as a seedling on the farm of Major Rankin Toole near ... (more)

Blairmont

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.

Blue Pearmain

Huge fruit with sweet, fruity flavor with firm, moderately breaking texture and excellent storage life. Variety is believed to have originated in America, and was widely propagated throughout New England and New York in the 19th century. .... (more)

Blushing Golden

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.

Bottle Greening

Tart with a citrusy flavor with a tender, non-breaking flesh texture. A real surprise to all those who think all green apples taste like Granny Smith! Originated in ... (more)