We grow over 50 varieties of apples!
What's your favorite?
Click on an apple below to learn fun facts.
By the way - we don't use any synthetic chemicals. That means our fruit is a bit aesthetically challenged. But, those blotches and bumps might just be good for you! Learn more here.
A cross seedling apple that is only found at our farm. Named after the man who planted the orchard! An early, compact apple - great for lunch boxes!
Ahh...Baldwin! The perfect blend of tart and sweet. Amazing baking apple. As an eating apple, it has a very sophisticated taste.
Big. Tall. Beautiful.
A new apple in our orchard! It's an heirloom variety, with a flavor that has a very adult appeal...We give it a 4 in our Tart-Sweet scale.
Super tart - a 1 on our Tart-Sweet scale.
Great apple for every use. Pretty commonly available - a solid apple citizen.
Large and beautiful! A 2 on the Tart-Sweet scale. Burgundy are good especially if your jaw is tired of eating apples. Even when it’s crisp, it’s not hard to eat. It’s very airy. Like a breath of fresh air.
A new apple originating on a family farm in Washington. Versatile apple with a mild flavor.
You bite into a Caville Blanc and it’s really airy....It’s a zinger! This French apple scores a 1 on our Tart-Sweet scale. Pow!
Versatile and delicious. Especially great for baking!
Sweet and versatile!
One of those apples you can really count on. It's pretty indestructible, too. Mutsu was one of the apples we harvested after the freeze in 2015 and it really held up. One of our favorites!
Certain apples have this bronzen taste. Like a Roman warrior taste. Really brawny, in a classical or a Renaissance way. That's what a Criterion is like. Versatile, too.
Pronounced "Davey" or "Daaavey," this is one of our favorites! On the sweet side, with a Tart-Sweet rating of 4.
Elstar is an explosion of happiness every time!
A sweet-tart apple that is great for every use!
A real work horse. Ready to assist with pies, cider, eating and sauce. Rated a 4 on the Tart-Sweet scale.
Keeps a long time. We underestimate it every year, and then it comes through with great taste and versatility. Scores a 4 on the Tart-Sweet scale.
It’s so sweet – it walks through a door you shouldn’t walk through. Sure, it's a 5 on our Tart-Sweet scale, but some of us just love this apple!
A delicious early apple with a complex flavor. Sweet, great for eating and baking (although we harvest Ginger Gold in August).
If you believe in the health benefits of sooty blotch, this is the apple for you! It really holds down the fort pretty well. Golden Delicious is also the parent of many amazing apples.
There really was an actual Granny Smith! Scores a 1 on our Tart-Sweet scale. Really sharpens up a pie or sauce. Great for a good pucker as an eating apple.
A new apple on the scene. It's crispy and delicious, but don't be fooled by the hype. Judge for yourself.
Ida Red is a wonderful apple. Its wonderful tart flavor spruces up any pie or sauce. And, for tart apple lovers, Ida Red is one of the best eating apples!
Jonagold has good tannin in the skin; it has a good balance of tartness and sweetness. But it also has an undercurrent – an interesting experience for your tongue.
Better than Macoun most years. If you ate a candy that was apple flavored, you’d say, 'Oh, this is Jonamac.' Sweet and beautiful!
One of our heirloom varieties. Really great – an old timey American apple. It’s like listening to Neil Young – it’s really great. Versatile; scores a 4 on the Tart-Sweet scale. Amazing color!
Small, known as the Christmas apple. Similar in flavor to crab apples. You can go through a bucket of them! They add great flavor to our cider.
Another work horse - wonderful for pies, sauce, eating. Not too tart or sweet. A perfect 3 on our Tart-Sweet scale!
One of those New York apples you can't say anything bad about. A real popular apple. Great for most purposes. More sweet than tart.
If you’re lucky enough to find the tree and eat one, you’ll be happy. A sweet addition to sauce.
New England's favorite apple! We have four McIntosh trees on the farm that are older than a century. It's a classic. It is prone to more blotches and other ills on our farm - but look past the aesthetic, and you'll be rewarded!
One of our newer varieties. A 5 on our Tart-Sweet scale. This is a wonderful cider apple. Yum!
Our farm is the national test site for organic production of Modi - a European apple being tested in the US. Our CSA members report really liking this apple - not too tart or sweet.
One of our earliest apples. Just when you forgot what fresh apples taste like, Paula arrives to remind you! Crunchy and mild flavored. Beautiful, too!
One of Farmer Bob’s favorite apples. It’s not tart or sweet – it’s its own thing. Really balanced - real virtuous and honorable. Great for baking.
This Red Delicious sport is beautiful and very sweet. Other apples fare better in pies and sauce, but Red Chief will dress up your holiday table.
Red Delicious is beautiful. Super sweet - great for drying.
A smashing apple! Great for pies, but delicious eating, too - especially if you like apples on the tart side. One of our heirloom varieties.
We have only one Rome tree and it doesn't produce every year. But, if we're lucky, we'll have them on the stand this year. They are beautiful and absolutely delicious!
Thanks to Matt Kaminsky, our Assistant Farm Manager (2015, 2017) for taking some of the apple pictures and for his wonderful (and entertaining) apple descriptions! Check out Matt's blog by clicking here.
Small Ones Farm Tart-Sweet Scale:
1 - Very Tart 2 - Tart 3 - Mild 4 - Sweet 5 - Very Sweet