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IT IS FITTING that Massachusetts native John Chapman’s birthday falls smack in the middle of the fresh apple harvest. That’s because…

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Macoun

Macoun is a medium to large-sized apple, deep red over a green base. Many consider Macoun the best tasting apple, especially fresh from the tree. Macoun has become especially esteemed by connoisseurs in the Northeast for its crispy, juicy white flesh and rich, complex flavors of strawberry and spices. With its great flavor and distinctive boxy shape, Macoun is in great demand when it ripens in late September.

Discovered: 1909, New York

Parentage: McIntosh x Jersey Black

Harvest: Midseason

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The 2023 New England Apples wall calendar is almost here!

Every month features:

  • Beautiful photographs of New England orchards by Cosmo LaViola, Russell Steven Powell, and Bar Lois Weeks (plus front and back covers — 14 in all);
  • Photographs and descriptions of a different apple; and
  • A health tip about the benefits of eating apples.

Inside the back cover is a list of orchards, complete with contact information and websites.

Order yours by sending $10 to:

New England Apples, PO Box 41, Hatfield, MA 01038

Price includes postage and handling.

Or better yet, support New England’s apple growers by becoming a member of New England Apple Association, and receive a calendar as our gift!

New England Apples individual membership form

For more information, write to info@newenglandapples.org.