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.
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.
Slightly tart with tropical fruit flavors. Ripens in early October. A NSO-developed variety from our apple breeding program.
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.
Sweet, spicy and fruity flavored dessert apple with firm, non-breaking texture. Does not keep well. Originated in Ohio, circa pre-1850. Also known as Nutmeg Pippin. Ripens late August.
Very small, sweet-tart, very fruity-flavored apples with a firm, non-breaking texture. Does not keep well. Originally from England, circa 1842. Ripens in mid-September.
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.
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.
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.