Apples

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.

Adam's Russet ★

Similar to but slightly more intensely flavored than Adam's Pearmain. This russet "sport," was discovered by NSO sometime in 2011. Ripens in mid-September.

Adhara ★

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

Alamak ★

Slightly tart with rich, fruity flavor. Early September. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Algol ★

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

Bellatrix ★

Wildly tart & hard, with an amazing and complex flavor, better tasted than described. Early November. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program. (more)

Capella ★

Slightly tart with tropical fruit flavors. Ripens in early October. A NSO-developed variety from our apple breeding program.

Castula ★

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

Denobola ★

Sweet-tart and spicy. Ripens in mid-September. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Diadem ★

Sweet, with flowery honey Aromas and flavors. Ripens mid-September. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Dingolay ★

Sweet and very fruity. Ripens mid- to late-September. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Electra ★

Sweet-tart, very fruity and very firm. An absolutely wonderful eating apple. Late August. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.

Errai ★

Slightly tart. Fruity and firm. Early October. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.