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.
Sweet-tart, mildly fruity apple with a moderately-hard breaking texture and short storage life. Also known as Redfree, it was released by Purdue University in 1981. Ripens in late July.
Moderately-tart, mild fruity flavor, very juicy with tender flesh texture. Recent, exact date of origin unkown. Ripens in mid-July.
Tart and very juicy, with flavor reminiscent of apple cider. Thick skin with firm but non-breaking texture. A recent introduction, also known as NY75441-67. Ripens in late September.
Sweet, fruity apple that sometimes gets hints of licorice or anise. Tender, moderately breaking texture. Unknown date of origin. Ripens in early October.
Sweet-tart, very fruity and very firm. An absolutely wonderful eating apple. Late August. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.
Sweet apple with a fruity flavor, thick skin, and a firm, breaking texture. Recent introduction developed by Purdue University. Ripens in early October.