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.
     

Rajka

Sweet-tart with a spicy, rich flavor and a firm, moderately-breaking texture. Circa 1990s, developed in the Czech Republic at the Institute for Experimental Botany. ... (more)

Rana ★

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

Razzor's Russet

Sweet, fruity, spicy apple with firm, breaking texture. Circa 1970s, it originated at the University of Kentucky as a sport (limb mutation) of Golden Delicious. Ripens in late September.

Red Esther

Sweet, pleasantly-flavored apple with firm, breaking texture. Short storage life. Unknown origin. Ripens in mid-July.

Red Rebel

Sweet, fruity flavored apple with a firm, non-breaking texture. Originally from Virginia and thought to be extinct until an old tree, planted in the 1930's, was found by ... (more)

Red Winter Pearmain

Slightly tart with a complex, fruity, spicy flavor and firm, moderately breaking texture. Circa pre-1867, its origins are unknown, but it may have come from Buncombe ... (more)

Reinette Simerenko

Tart, citrusy, rich flavor with fine, firm, moderately-breaking texture. Circa pre-1895, origins are uncertain. It may have come from the garden of Russian horticulturist ... (more)

Releika

Sweet apple with unique, fruity flavor and a hard, breaking texture. Moderate storage life. We had recieved trees of both "Relieka," and "Rebella," at the ... (more)

Reverend Morgan

Sweet, very fruity flavor, with hard, moderately-breaking texture. Circa 1970s, developed by Reverend Henry Morgan, (not pirate Henry Morgan!) in the Houston, Texas ... (more)

Rosemary Russet

Tart apple with an aromatic, rich flavor, hard, semi-breaking texture. Extremely tart at harvest, but mellows drastically in storage. Does not keep well at all. An English ... (more)

Rouville

Moderately tart apple with a mild appley flavor and a tender breaking texture. Circa 1983, originally from Canada. Ripens in early August.

Royalty

Massive fruits! Sweet-tart with an appley flavor and a firm, moderately breaking texture. Good storage life. Also known as NY75413-30, a recent introduction. ... (more)