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.
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.
Complex fruity apple with a fine texture. A recent introduction, it was a chance seedling of Golden Delicious. Ripens in mid-October.
Sweet and fruity with firm, and very crisp, breaking texture. Has long storage life. Recent introduction. Ripens in early October.
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.
Moderately tart, richly-flavored apple with tender flesh. A dessert apple from England, Circa 1907. Ripens in late August.