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.

Dave's Delight

Sweet apple with a spicy, strong, rich, very distinctive flavor and a hard breaking texture; some say it tastes like apple pie. Selected by Dave Orndorf, ... (more)


Sweet, very juicy with a fruity flavor and tender, breaking texture. Discovered by S. Lothrop Davenport, Director of Worcestershire County ... (more)

Diadem ★

Sweet, with flowery honey Aromas and flavors. These tend to be mighty large, but they are naturally very very slow-to-brown when cut. So, it is easy to do slices to share with the family at dinnertime, and for a cheese and cracker plate. Ripens mid-September. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Dingolay ★

Sweet and very fruity. Ripens mid- to late-September. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.


Sweet and complexly aromatic apple, the texture is firm and moderately-breaking. Storage life is notably short. Originally from England, Circa 1949 ... (more)