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!. 

Calville Blanc

Sweet-tart, complex and mildly fruity-flavored apple with a very fine, firm, moderately breaking texture. An old French variety, its distinct shape appears frequently in Renaissance paintings. ... (more)

Canada Red

Not yet fruiting. A very old New England variety once known as Nonsuch, and at one point widely grown in Michigan as Steele’s Winter Red. ... (more)

Canadian Strawberry

Moderately tart apple of unknown parentage with a very fruity, spicy, complex flavor. First planted in Solon, Maine about 100 years ago, and is very rare. Ripens in early August. Circa early 1900s.

Caney Fork Limbertwig

Sweet with a spicy, fruity flavor and firm, moderately breaking texture. Originated in Kentucky, in the Caney Fork region of the Cumberland mountains. Ripens in mid-October. Unknown date of origin.

Cherryville Black

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

Chestnut Crab

A cross between Malinda by Siberian crab apple. Developed at the University of Minnesota, the tree has slightly weeping tendencies. It is a small apple packed with unique nutty, fruity flavors, and a dense fine-grained flesh. Circa 1949. Ripens in late August.

Clara's Creek

Tart apple with a fruity flavor and hard, breaking texture. Originated as a seedling along the banks of a creek on the property of Clara Daugherty ... (more)

Cockle

AKA Nutmeg Pippin. Sweet, spicy and fruity flavored dessert apple with firm, non-breaking texture. Originated in Ohio. Ripens in mid-August. Circa pre-1850.

Coe's Golden Drop

Sweet-tart with a very fruity flavor. Originally from England, it has a firm, non-breaking texture. Ripens in mid-September. Circa 1842.

Coop 17

Sweet and fruity apple with a hard, non-breaking texture. Its claim to fame: one of the parents of Gold Rush. Ripens in early October. Recent introduction.

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 August. Circa pre-1813.

Crimson Crisp

AKA Co-op 39. Sweet-tart, mildly fruity apple with a hard, moderately breaking texture. Ripens in late August. Recent introduction.