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.

Karaka ★

Sweet-tart and spicy. Ripens in late-September. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Katharine

Sweet with a very complex tropical flavor reminiscent of licorice and banana. It has coarse, moderately breaking flesh. Circa 1920, this variety was developed by ... (more)

Keener Seedling

Sweet-tart with a unique, spicy flavor with firm, non-breaking texture. Circa 1880, it is originally from Lincoln County, North Carolina. Ripens in late October.

Keepsake

Sweet-tart, rich apple with flavors reminiscent of bourbon and vanilla. It has a hard, yet breaking texture. Circa 1979, it was bred by the University of Minnesota and ... (more)

Kerry Pippin

Sweet with a complex, intense, aromatic, tropical flavor. It has hard, breaking texture and short storage life. Circa 1802, an old Irish variety. Ripens early August.

Kestral

Sweet-tart with a unique, fruity flavor and a crisp, breaking texture. It has very finite storage life. Circa 1950, originally from Nova Scotia, Canada. Ripens in late August.

Kinder Krisp

Sweet, mildly-fruity apple with firm, breaking texture. A recent introduction, one of it's parents is Honeycrisp. Ripens in late August.

Kinnard's Choice

Sweet apple with a mild flavor with a hard, breaking texture. Circa mid-1800s, this Winesap seedling originated in Tennessee. It was once widely grown throughout ... (more)