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, unique, fruity flavor with juicy, crisp, breaking texture. Circa 1940s, it was devoloped in Japan as a cross between Golden Delicious and Indo. Ripens in mid-October.


Spicy flavor with hard, breaking texture. Circa 1924, it was developed in Geneva, NY as a cross between Red Delicious and Deacon Jones. Ripens in late September.

Orleans Reinette

Tart, rich, spicy aroma with a wine-like finish, and breaking texture. Circa pre-1776, it originated in France. Ripens in late September.

Oxheart Pippin

Tart-sweet and slightly fruity with tender, very breaking texture. Circa 1930s from England. Ripens in late September.