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.
Very sweet apple with a perfumey flavor and a lovely tender texture. Circa 1980, originally from Japan. Ripens in late August.
Very large, sweet and fruity apple with firm, breaking texture. Developed in Japan, it is the offspring of Golden Delicious and Indo. Date of origin is unknown. Ripens in mid-September.
Sweet apple with a very complex, spicy flavor and a hard breaking texture. Circa 1852, originally from Georgia and somehow connected to a man named Shockley. Ripens in mid-October.
Sweet-tart with a complex, spicy, cidery flavor and a coarse, firm, breaking texture. Recent introduction. Ripens in late August.
Sweet-tart with a mild flavor and very tender, breaking texture. It is an offspring of Golden Delicious, circa 1975. Ripens in late September.
Sweet-tart apple with hints of cherry, raspberry, blackberry and a firm, moderately-breaking texture. Origin unknown. Ripens in late August.
Sweet apple with a vanilla flavor and a very tender breaking texture. A recent introduction released by the University of Minnesota. Ripens in mid-September.