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The Best Pie Apple (and Our 2022 Calendar!)

WHAT IS THE BEST APPLE for apple pie? It is among our most frequently asked questions. It is a matter of…

What Makes New England Apples Special?

MOST OF NEW ENGLAND’S FRESH-GROWN APPLES are consumed right here where they are grown. That means consumers get the freshest fruit…

Apple Season in Full Swing

IT WAS A GREAT DAY Saturday for apple lovers of all ages as they flocked to New England apple orchards…

Meet the Apples and Artists

TWO OF NEW ENGLAND’s leading strengths — the diversity of its apples and orchards, and its preeminence in ciders — will…

A Good Crop of Apples (and Art)!

NEW ENGLAND EXPECTS a good apple crop in 2021, a welcome development after last year’s smaller-than-normal one. Apple growers face a…

The Duchess is Waiting

THERE ARE TWO TYPES of early season apples: heirlooms that were once valued for extending the season, and newer varieties…

A Fireworks of Fruit

FOR MANY New England orchards, the fresh apple harvest is the grand finale to a seasons-long explosion of colorful and flavorful…

Blossom Time!

THE ORCHARD is a beautiful place at any time of year, and the start of the growing season, spring bloom, is…

Apple Art

APPLES HAVE INSPIRED countless artists over the centuries, attracted by their dazzling colors, interesting shapes, and iconic cultural status. A…

A Healthy Outlook for New England Apples

WHILE THE 2020 CROP was smaller than normal, there are plenty of crisp, delicious New England apples available at many orchards,…