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.


Subtle fruity flavors with hard, breaking texture. Circa 1915, a cross of Rome and Red June. Ripens in early September.

Pixie Crunch

Sweet, intensely fruity apple with hard, melting, very breaking texture. Also known a Co-op 33, it was developed by the Purdue, Rutgers and Illinois Co-op, circa 1993. ... (more)


Tart with a pleasant flavor and firm breaking texture. Circa 1974, it was bred by Purdue University to thrive in the humid climate of the Garonne Valley near Bordeaux, ... (more)


Tart to sweet apple with flavors reminiscent of tropical fruits. Texture is coarse and breaking. Circa 1994, this variety was developed by the Purdue, Rutgers and Illinois ... (more)