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.
Sweet-tart and spicy. Ripens in late-September. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.
Sweet dense very fruity/spicy. Late September. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.
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.
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.
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.
Sweet, mildly-fruity apple with firm, breaking texture. A recent introduction, one of it's parents is Honeycrisp. Ripens in late August.
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.