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Deep-Dish Apple Bars with Zestar! and Rambour Franc

APPLE BARS make a great dessert or snack, although they come in many forms. They can be light or heavy, cake-like…

Apple Eggplant Towers with Pristines

ONE OF THE PLEASURES of baking with early season apples is that there is an abundance of fresh, local produce…

Apples A (Akane) to Z (Zestar!)

TWO APPLES now available at many New England orchards span the alphabet: Akane and Zestar! With mid-season varieties like McIntosh,…

Mother apples (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Why the Iconic Apple?

CHANCES ARE you would not be reading this if I were writing about spinach or carrots. Healthy and delicious as…

‘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:…