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.

Early Beauty

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.

Early Thompson

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.

Eddie April

Sweet, fruity apple that sometimes gets hints of licorice or anise. Tender, moderately breaking texture. Unknown date of origin. Ripens in early October.

Egremont Russet

Slightly tart, spicy rich-flavored apple prized by some as the most delicious of the Victorian Era russets. Texture is firm, hard, and not very breaking. First grown in England, ... (more)

Electra ★

Sweet-tart, very fruity and very firm. An absolutely wonderful eating apple. Late August. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Elnath ★

Stay tuned! Coming in to production. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Eltanin ★

Stay tuned! Coming in to production. 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.

Errai ★

Stay tuned! Coming in to production. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Esopus Spitzenberg

Tart apple with a rich, spicy flavor, delightfully firm and crisp. Circa 1790, it's most well-known for being Thomas Jefferson’s favorite variety. A true dessert apple for connoisseurs. ... (more)

Evil Queen

Enormous, sweet and juicy with a firm texture. These are actually very ripe Royalty apples; we sell them separately because the flavor profile is so different (they're ... (more)