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.
Complex, spicy, slightly tart. Early October. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.
Sweet-tart, rich, complexly-flavored apple with hard and moderately-breaking texture. Circa 1890's, it was developed by Peter Hauer of Pleasant Valley, Santa Cruz ... (more)
Sweet-tart with applely flavor, and very crunchy. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.
Has a rich, aromatic flavor, with dense, fine-grained, breaking flesh. Circa 1918, a seedling of Cox’s Orange Pippin from Hamburg, Germany. Ripens in mid-September.
Hudson's Golden Gem
Sweet, with a nutty, pear-like flavor with a hard, moderately-breaking texture. Circa 1931, it was discovered as a seedling along a fencerow in Oregon and was ... (more)