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!. 

Margil

Moderately tart with an excellent richly aromatic flavor and a firm texture, possibly of French origins. Ripens in late September. Circa 1600s.

Melrose

Slightly sweet and perfumy with a firm, moderately breaking texture. A cross between Red Delicious by Jonathan, it was developed by the Ohio AES in Wooster, OH, ... (more)

Mollie's Delicious

Sweet with an almost artificial fruity flavor. Developed by the New Jersey AES. Texture is fine and breaking. Circa 1966.

Monolith

Tart with a rich, spicy flavor and a fine, firm, breaking texture. This variety was developed by our own farmer Ike from seed planted in 1987, and is an NSO exclusive. Ripens in mid August. Circa 1997.

Mother

At its best a stunning sweet-tart apple that has a rich, aromatic flavor and a long finish. An American dessert apple first developed in Massachusetts. ... (more)

Moyer's Spice

Unique spicy flavor; fairly sweet. From the collection of Henry Morton in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Ripens in late July. Unknown date of origin.

Myer's Royal Limbertwig

Tart apple with a fruity flavor and tender, non-breaking texture. Originated in the Smokey Mountains National Park in Tennessee, and was named for Herbert Myer, ... (more)