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‘Macoun’ Rhymes with ‘Noun’

PEOPLE MAY DIFFER on how to pronounce it, but there is nearly universal agreement that Macoun is one of the…

You Say ‘Gal-la, I Say ‘Gay-la’

NO MATTER how you pronounce it, Gala is among the very best sweet apples. It has more character and nuance…

There is no ‘A’ in McIntosh

MANY PEOPLE, and some orchards and supermarkets we have visited, want to stick an “a” between the capital “M” and…

The Apples are Coming!

THE FIRST early season New England apples are already being picked! To learn more, and to find out what we…

Cool Spring Warmly Received by New England Apple Growers

THE LONG WINTER and cool spring may be frustrating to heat-starved New Englanders, but it is good news for the…

Not New England-Grown: Bubblegum and GMO Apples

UNFAMILIAR APPLES WITH UN-APPLE LIKE NAMES have been appearing in my grocery store lately. Junami. Ambrosia. Envy. Kiku. Lady Alice. Pacific…

Read All About it: New England Apple News

HERE IS a link to our special winter edition of McIntosh News, the quarterly newsletter of the New England Apple Association:…

How to Eat a Fresh Apple

TWICE A DAY at least I reach into a paper bag in my refrigerator and pull out an apple. It…

New England’s Insatiable Thirst for Apple Cider

A RENEWED INTEREST IN APPLE CIDER, fresh and hard, is evident wherever it is sold. Visitors to the New England…

Five New England Apples from Japan

THE LIST of apples developed in Japan that have thrived in New England is short and sweet yet spans the…

New England Apples on New England Apple Day

IT SEEMS ONLY FITTING to celebrate native New England apples on New England Apple Day Wednesday, September 3. The New England…