New England apple varieties

Marvelous Macoun apples

FEW APPLES ARE AS EAGERLY ANTICIPATED every fall as Macoun, and apple lovers will be happy to know that they…

Nothing beats a McIntosh apple

COMPARED TO MANY VARIETIES, McIntosh is a finicky apple. The creamy flesh beneath its thin skin bruises easily, and, more…

Time to get Wealthy (apples)

WEALTHY IS A MIDWESTERN HEIRLOOM with New England roots. In 1853, Peter Gideon moved to Minnesota and began experimenting with apple…

New England expects a good 2011 apple crop

GET READY for a crisp, juicy crop of New England apples this fall as the region’s orchards move into the…

Early New England apples: Ginger Gold and Jersey Mac

IF YOU ARE HANKERING for an early season apple, your ship has come in. Two of the earliest varieties, Ginger…

Entering apple pie zone

REV UP YOUR KITCHENS, ladies and gentlemen We have now officially entered the year’s biggest apple pie-making zone: Thanksgiving week. These…

New England apple pie crust

Apple pie should be eaten “while it is yet florescent, white or creamy yellow, with the merest drip of candied…

New England apple sandwiches

ONE OF THE BEST THINGS about apples is their versatility. They can be served at any meal, in any course,…

Simple applesauce, and simply (Mutsu) apples

TRY THIS: go to your favorite orchard farm stand or nearby grocery store, and purchase a dozen New England apples….

Seeking the Westfield Seek-No-Further apple

WHEN WAS THE LAST confirmed sighting of a Westfield Seek-No-Further? Has anyone seen a good Shamrock lately? Westfield Seek-No-Further is an…

Of Jonathan apples and juniper

WITH THIS FALL’S EARLY HARVEST, mid-season apples like Empire and Jonathan are already available at farm stands and stores. There…

Something old (Cortland), something new (Honeycrisp) in apples

CORTLAND AND HONEYCRISP are two of the more popular apple varieties in New England, albeit for different reasons. The all-purpose…