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A Quality 2014 Apple Forecast for New England (Plus Zestar! and Sweet Sixteen)

NEW ENGLAND expects a high-quality apple crop this fall with outstanding color as a result of the summer’s cool days…

Gearing Up for New England Ginger Gold Apples (and Green Tomatoes)

ONE OF THE BEST early season apples is a relatively new one, Ginger Gold. It was discovered in 1969 in…

New England Apple Growers Battle Pests with IPM (part 3 of 3)

OUR THREE-PART video series on integrated pest management (IPM) concludes with a look at one of its five basic principles: how…

New England Apple Growers Battle Pest with IPM (part 2 of 3)

PLUM CURCULIO, Oblique Banded Leaf Roller, and apple aphids are the featured pests as New England apple growers describe how…

New England Apple Growers Battle Pests with IPM (part 1 of 3)

FOR AS LONG as humans have cultivated the soil to grow the food that sustains them, a whole horde of…

The Apple Party Known As CiderDays

CROWDS AS DIVERSE and far-flung as the apples they came to admire swarmed on Franklin County in western Massachusetts last…

Fresh Spencers in Mrs. Cheney’s Nobby Apple Cake

ONE OF THE NEWER and less heralded of the offspring of McIntosh is Spencer. Spencer is a cross of McIntosh…

In With the New (Cameo, CrimsonCrisp, and Topaz)

NEW APPLE varieties are continually being developed, some the old-fashioned way, as chance seedlings in the wild, and others in…

It’s New England Apple Day!

A beautiful hillside at Sunnycrest Farm in Londonderry, New Hampshire TODAY MARKS the official celebration of the fresh apple harvest…

A Healthy Outlook for New England Apples; Introducing Akane and Sansa

NEW ENGLAND’S APPLE ORCHARDS expect a good crop this fall with an estimated 3.5 million 42-pound boxes, just under the…

Green New England Apple Orchards

NEW ENGLAND’S APPLE ORCHARDS are the site of more and more solar and wind installations and other renewable energy systems. It…

‘Tis The Season For Apple Gifts

APPLES OF NEW ENGLAND (Countryman Press, 2014), a history of apple growing in New England, includes photographs and descriptions of…