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Paula Red

Paula Red boasts a red color with light yellow striping and has a sweet tart flavor with a hint of strawberry. The firm flesh makes it a good fresh eating and cooking apple, especially good for a delicious, naturally pink applesauce and for pie making. It is an early season apple ripening in late August, and like most early apples, Paula Red does not keep for too long.

Sometimes at the farm stand, Paula Red is mislabeled Early Mac, a 1923 Geneva, New York apple. Early Mac is a cross of Yellow Transparent and McIntosh. Early Macs are moderately firm and crisp and good for cooking and eating.

Discovered: 1960 Sparta Township, Michigan

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Early Season

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THE SEASON IS IN FULL BLOOM AT APPLE HILL FARM

Blueberries, raspberries, and black currents are ready to be picked at Apple Hill Farm, 580 Mountain Road, Concord, New Hampshire, and apples will soon be on the way!

Pick-your-own hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. 

In addition to berries, Apple Hill has lots of fresh vegetables, jams, jellies and fresh baked goods at the farm stand. The farm stand is open daily until 5:30 p.m.

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