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!. 

    ★ = Indicates a NSO developed variety.
     

Vega ★

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

Vine

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

Virginia Gold

Sweet-tart apple with a mild fruity flavor and hard, breaking texture. Circa 1976, released by the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station as a cross between Newtown ... (more)

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)

Vixen

Very small, sweet-tart fruit with complex flavors and a fine texture. Recent introduction, a selection from Albert Etter's apple collection. Ripens in late October.

Von Zuccalmaglio's Reinette

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