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!. 

    ★ = Indicates a NSO developed variety.
     

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)

Katsa

Sweet-tart with a fruity flavor and tender breaking texture. Also known as Katja, it was developed in Sweden, Circa 1966. Ripens in late July.

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.

King of Pippins

Sweet with a complex, aromatic, fruity flavor with breaking, crisp texture. Originally from England, circa 1800, it is believed to have originally been called Golden Winter Pearmain. 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)