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!. 

Early Beauty

AKA Redfree. Sweet-tart, mildly fruity apple released by Purdue University. Has a moderately-hard breaking texture and a short storage life. Ripens in late July. Circa 1981.

Early Thompson

Moderately tart with a mild fruity appley flavor. Tender flesh texture; very juicy. Ripens in late July. Unknown date of origin.

Earlyblaze

Not yet fruiting. Recent introduction.

Eclipse

AKA NY75441-67. Tart and very juicy, with flavor reminiscent of apple cider. Skin in thick and flesh texture is firm but non-breaking. Ripens in late September. Recent introduction.

Eddie April

Sweet apple with a fruity flavor and tender, moderately breaking texture. Ripens in late September. Unknown date of origin.

Egremont Russet

Slightly tart, spicy rich-flavored apple prized as the most delicious of the Victorian Era russets. Texture is good, and very hard. First grown in England, but its history is unknown. Ripens late August. Circa 1880.

Elstar

Moderately tart with a complex spicy flavor and firm breaking texture. Offspring of Golden Delicious by Ingrid Marie, first developed in Holland. Introduced to the United States in 1972, ... (more)

Enterprise

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

Erwin Baur (selection 1)

Sweet, fruity-flavored apple discovered in Muncheberg, Germany near Berlin, and named after the founder of the Institute of Plant Breeding in that town. Variety has a firm, breaking texture. ... (more)

Esopus Spitzenberg

Tart apple with a rich, spicy flavor, known for being Thomas Jefferson’s favorite variety. Also known as a dessert apple for connoisseurs. First grown in Esopus, New York. ... (more)

Evil Queen

Large, 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 much sweeter!). ... (more)