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!. 

Paducah

A cross of Rome x Red June. Subtle fruity flavors. Ripens in late August. Circa 1915.

Parmar

Very tart Virginia apple with a rich flavor and firm, non-breaking texture. Good for making apple brandy; legend has it that if several Parmar trees were growing in someone’s yard, ... (more)

Party Doll

Sweet apple with a fruity flavor. Ripens in mid-September. Unknown date of origin.

Peck's Pleasant

Sweet with a fruity, citrusy flavor. Developed in Rhode Island. Ripens in early October. Circa early 1800s.

Pixie Crunch

AKA Co-op 33. Sweet, intensely fruity apple developed by Purdue, Rutgers and Illinois Co-op. Hard, melting, very breaking texture. Ripens in late August. Circa 1993.

Pomme Gris

Sweet with an aromatic and complex flavor. Fine flesh texture. Brought from Europe to the St. Lawrence River Valley by either French or Swiss immigrants. Ripens in late September. Circa 1803.

Prairie Spy

Tart, fruity apple with a firm moderately breaking texture. Developed by the University of Minnesota Fruit Breeding Farm. Ripens in late September. Circa 1940s.

Priam

Tart with a pleasant flavor and firm breaking texture. Bred by Purdue University to thrive in the humid climate of the Garonne Valley near Bordeaux, France. Ripens in late August. Circa 1974.

Priscilla

Sweet, spicy, fruity apple with a firm, moderately breaking texture. Bred by Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois Co-op. Ripens in early September. Circa 1972.

Pristine

Tart to sweet apple with flavors reminiscent of tropical fruits. Texture is coarse and breaking. Developed by Purdue, Rutgers and Illinois Co-op. Ripens in mid-July. Circa 1994.