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!. 

    ★ = Indicates a NSO developed variety.
     

Paducah

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

Parmar

A very tart apple with a rich flavor and firm, non-breaking texture. Historically used for making apple brandy; legend has it that if Parmar trees were growing in ... (more)

Party Doll

Sweet fruity-flavored apple with a hard, breaking texture. Unknown origin. Ripens in late September.

Peacock ★

Stay tuned! Coming in to production. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Peck's Pleasant

Very appropriately named, a sweet, fruity, citrusy-flavored apple with tender and semi-breaking flesh. Circa early 1800s, it was developed in Rhode Island. Ripens in late 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)

Pomme Gris

Sweet with an aromatic and complex flavor and fine flesh texture. This variety is not correctly identified, but for the time-being, we are going to continue to ... (more)

Prairie Spy

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

Priam

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)

Priscilla

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

Pristine

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)