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.

Veritate ★

Somewhat tart, very juicy, crisp, and appley. Late September. A NSO developed variety from our breeding program.


Tart fruit with an appley flavor and a firm, breaking texture. From Virginia, circa 1890s. Ripens in late September.

Virginia Wine

Sweet with a fruity flavor and firm, breaking texture. A very good apple in a fairly unattractive package! Circa 1800s, also known a Virginia Winesap. ... (more)

Von Zuccalmaglio's Reinette

Small, tart, citrusy apple with firm and moderately breaking texture. From Germany, circa 1878. Ripens in late September.