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!. 

Rajka

Sweet-tart with a spicy rich flavor and a firm, moderately breaking texture. Developed in the Czech Republic at the Institute for Experimental Botany. Ripens in late September. Circa 1990s.

Razzor's Russet

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

Red Esther

Sweet, pleasantly-flavored apple with a firm, breaking texture. Short storage life. Unknown date of origin.

Red Rebel

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

Red Winter Pearmain

Slightly tart with a complex, fruity, spicy flavor and firm, moderately breaking texture. Its origins are unknown, but it may have come from Buncombe County, North Carolina. ... (more)

Reinette Simerenko

Tart with a citrusy, rich flavor. Origins are uncertain: it may have come from the garden of Russian horticulturist Platon F. Simirenko, or may have originated in the United States ... (more)

Releika

Sweet apple with an almost artificial fruity flavor and a hard breaking texture. Moderate storage life. Ripens in mid-August. Recent introduction.

Reverend Morgan

Sweet with a very fruity flavor. Developed by Reverend Henry Morgan in the Houston, Texas area, and is a seedling of Granny Smith. Ripens in mid-September. Circa 1970s.

Rosemary Russet

Tart English apple with an aromatic, rich flavor. Ripens in mid-September. Circa 1831.

Rouville

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

Royalty

AKA NY75413-30. Very large and sweet-tart with an appley flavor and a firm, moderately breaking texture. Good storage life. Ripens in early September. Recent introduction.

Rubinette

Sweet with a rich, complex, aromatic flavor similar to Cox’s Orange Pippin. Has a fine, firm, breaking texture and a moderate storage life. Originated in Switzerland. Ripens in ... (more)