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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…

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…