Apples

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.

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.

Electra ★

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

Enterprise

Sweet apple with a fruity flavor, thick skin, and a firm, breaking texture. Recent introduction developed by Purdue University. Ripens in early October.

Errai ★

Slightly tart. Fruity and firm. Early October. 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)