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.
     

Lacy

A sweet, fruity apple with tender, non-breaking flesh. Circa pre-1858, it was grown exclusively in Union County, North Carolina for over a hundred years. Ripens in mid-September.

Lamb Abbey Pearmain

Sweet, mild, fruity flavor with a firm, breaking texture. A rare old English variety, Circa 1804, from a Newtown Pippin seed that was brought from America. Ripens in ... (more)

Leslie

Complex fruity apple with a fine texture. A recent introduction, it was a chance seedling of Golden Delicious. Ripens in mid-October.

Liberty

Moderately tart and fruity with a fine, hard, moderately-breaking texture. Becomes significantly sweeter in storage. Circa 1978, it was released by the New York ... (more)

Little Jewel

Sweet and fruity with firm, and very crisp, breaking texture. Has long storage life. Recent introduction. Ripens in early October. 

Lord Hindlip

Sweet, and fruity with a tender, breaking texture. Known for its long storage life. Circa 1896, it is a classic English dessert apple. Ripens in late September.

Lord Lambourne

Moderately tart, richly-flavored apple with tender flesh. A dessert apple from England, Circa 1907. Ripens in late August.

Ludicrisp ★

Sweet, fruity, perfumey flavor with fine, tender, breaking flesh and long storage life. Circa 2010, this variety was developed by our own farmer Ike from a seed he ... (more)