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Russets: Small Size, Big Flavor

THEY ARE AMONG the most flavorful of apples. They excel in ciders, fresh and hard. Yet russet apples remain a mystery…

Great October Apples

SOME OF THE BEST APPLES of the New England harvest ripen in October. As days grow shorter and nights get cooler,…

An Apple By Any Other Name

EMPIRE AND JONAGOLD, two of the best later-season apples, are now ready at New England orchards, farm stands, and grocery stores….

Hot on the Orchard Trail (Macouns are in!)

THIS WEEKEND many orchards will begin harvesting Macoun, one of the most highly anticipated apples of the New England harvest. …

Double Vision (and Apple Squares)

MANY NEW ENGLAND ORCHARDS offer spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Situated atop hills, overlooking valleys, or nestled in among the…

The Most Prolific Apple

ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING things about the apple is how it connects us to our past.  A history book, a…

New England’s Diverse Diversified Orchards

VISITING RHODE ISLAND’S orchards is a little different from most of New England. There is generally less acreage, and few grand…

Feast Your Eyes, Then Your Palate!

THERE’S NO BETTER PLACE to enjoy the New England landscape than its apple orchards. No two orchards are exactly alike,…

A World of Tree Fruit

WITH CLEAR SKIES and warm temperatures predicted, this weekend is an ideal time to visit a New England orchard.  Early season…

Apple Season Has Arrived!

WELCOME to the 2020 apple season — and to our weekly apple blog. New posts will be published before every weekend…