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.

Caney Fork Limbertwig

Sweet with a spicy, fruity flavor and firm, moderately breaking texture. Keeps well in storage. Originated in Kentucky, in the Caney Fork region of the Cumberland mountains. Unknown date of origin. Ripens early November.

Capella ★

Slightly tart with tropical fruit flavors. Ripens in early October. A NSO-developed variety from our apple breeding program.

Cherryville Black

Sweet, rich fruity spicy-flavored apple with tender, non-breaking texture. Grown by a family in Cherryville, NC for over 100 years. Circa 1800s. Ripens in mid-August.

Chestnut Crab

A small apple packed with unique nutty, fruity flavors, and a dense fine-grained flesh. A cross between Malinda by Siberian crab apple. ... (more)

Coop 17

Sweet and fruity apple with a hard, non-breaking texture. One of the parents that gave rise to Gold Rush. Recent introduction. Ripens in late October.

Cornish Aromatic

Sweet with a mild aromatic flavor and tender texture. This variety was discovered in Cornwall in 1813 but is suspected of being considerably older. Ripens in late September.

Crimson Crisp

Sweet-tart, mildly fruity apple with a hard, moderately-breaking texture. Also known as Co-op 39. Recent introduction. Ripens in late August to early September.

Crimson Gold

Small, sweet-tart, finely textured apple with a strong fruity flavor reminiscent of wineberries and pink Starburst candies. From Albert Etter's breeding program, ... (more)