Welcome to Adventures in Flavor! Hundreds of 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.

  • Varieties in very limited quantities are often 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.
  • Many of our apple varieties are available in limited quantities and will not be available at all farmers' market or CSA pickup location sites.
  • 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!
  • Look here for a bunch of apple recipes

    ★ = Indicates a NSO developed variety.

Saiph ★

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


Sweet apple with a fruity flavor, it has firm breaking texture and short storage life. This variety has a unique non-browning characteristic. Circa 1961, it was developed ... (more)

Scarlet Croften

Sweet-tart apple with flavors reminiscent of tangerine, and a hard, non-breaking texture. An old Irish apple from County Silgo, circa pre-1819, it has been in ... (more)


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.


Excellent, very sweet and lightly fruity flavored apple with firm, very breaking texture. Does not keep well. A recent introduction, developed by the breeding program ... (more)

Sir Prize

Sweet-tart with a mild flavor and very tender, breaking texture. It is an offspring of Golden Delicious, circa 1975. Ripens in late September.

Smokey Mountain Limbertwig

Sweet-tart apple with hints of cherry, raspberry, blackberry and a firm, moderately-breaking texture. Origin unknown. Ripens in late August.


Sweet with a fruity flavor and a tender, moderately-breaking texture. Circa 1948, developed in New Zealand. Ripens in mid-October.

St. Edmunds Russet

Sweet apple with a complex, aromatic flavor and a firm, non-breaking texture. Circa 1870, also known as Early Golden Russet in England. Ripens in mid-August.