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.
Slightly sweet with mild fruity flavor and firm, moderately-breaking texture. A recent introduction, Gala crossed with Florina, developed by the same research facility that ... (more)
Sweet, slightly tart, with an excellent fruity flavor and firm non-breaking texture. Circa 1817, it's origins are uncertain, although believed to be from Virginia. ... (more)
Sweet-tart with a complex fruity spicy flavor. Texture is hard and breaking. Develops an excellent and unique aromatic sweet flavor after several weeks of refrigeration. ... (more)
Moderately tart with a fruity flavor and hard breaking texture. Keeps for long periods of time in storage. Recent introduction, but of unknown origin. Ripens in early October.
Moderately tart with a rich, complex flavor, firm but slightly-breaking texture. Does not keep well. Circa 1932, it is a cross between Golden Russet and Cox’s Orange ... (more)
Sweet-tart apple with an aromatic, fruity, spicy flavor. Probably originated in North Carolina ... (more)
Sweet, complex and aromatic, this apple has flavors reminiscent of tangerine when very ripe. Texture is firm and non-breaking. Stores very ... (more)
Sweet-tart with a fruity flavor and a firm breaking texture. Originally from Idaho, circa 1960. Ripens in late August.
Moderately tart with a mild, spicy flavor, with firm and moderately breaking texture. One of the parents of Golden Delicious, is an American heritage variety. Bred ... (more)
Small, sweet, complex, fruity-flavored apple with firm and breaking flesh. It was discovered along the banks of the Guyandotte River in West Virginia. Unknown ... (more)