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.
  • Be sure to pick up a free Apple Passport at a farmers' market or CSA pickup location. The Passport includes a list of 72 of our more-likely-to-be-seen varieties, complete with a basic key and a place for your tasting notes!
  • Look here for a large assortment of apple recipes, plus care and storage instructions.

Adam's Pearmain

Tart to sweet-tart, spicy and aromatic old English dessert apple with a firm moderately breaking texture. ... (more)

Akero

Sweet-tart, mildly fruity old Swedish apple with moderately hard and moderately breaking texture and a very short storage life. Named after a town in Sweden. Ripens in late July. Circa 1600-1700.

Alkmeme

Sweet-tart with a fruity flavor. A Cox’s Orange Pippin cross from Belgium with a tender, breaking texture, this is a good multi-purpose apple. Ripens in mid-September. Circa 1930.

Allington Pippin

Tart with an excellent complex flavor and a nice finish. Originating in the United Kingdom, it has a coarse breaking texture. Ripens in late August. Circa 1894.

Amberoso

Slightly tart crab apple hybrid with a full spicy flavor. It has an excellent, breaking, tender texture. Ripens in late September. Recent introduction.

Ambrosia

Sweet with a perfumy flavor and a firm breaking texture, this apple was discovered in British Columbia, Canada. Ripens in late September. Circa 1980.

American Beauty

Sweet with a rich spicy flavor. Originally from Sterling, Massachusetts, it has a tender breaking texture. Ripens in early September. Circa 1854.

American Golden Russet

Sweet with a complex aromatic flavor. Originally from New York, it has a firm moderately breaking texture. Classic cider apple also used for fresh eating and drying. Ripens in early October. Circa 1845.

Ananas Reinette

Sweet-tart apple with a complex flavor reminiscent of pineapple and blackberry, first propagated in the Netherlands. Ripens in early September. Circa 1821.

Arkansas Mammoth Black

Not yet fruiting.

Aroma

Sweet-tart, uniquely fruity apple introduced from Balsgard Fruit Breeding Institute in Sweden. Hard moderately breaking texture. Ripens in mid-August. Circa 1973.

Aromatic Russet

Sweet with a fruity flavor. A dessert apple from England with a firm breaking texture. Ripens in early August. Circa 1850.