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.

Haldus ★

Complex, spicy, slightly tart. Early October. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Haurer Pippin

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 apple with a tropical fruit flavor and a firm, melting, breaking texture. Circa 1945, originally from California, this apple is the offspring of Golden Delicious. ... (more)

Heze ★

Sweet-tart with applely flavor, and very crunchy. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.


Moderately tart with a fruity, spicy flavor and tender, firm, breaking texture. Does not keep well. Circa 1964, it was introduced by the Ohio Agricultural Experiment ... (more)


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)