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The Case of the Pink Lady Apple (in Stir-Fry Salad)

PINK LADY has it all: a highly distinctive color; rich flavor; a glamorous name evoking the grenadine-laced cocktail of the…

Apple Pies! Pies! Pies!

MORE THAN 60 pies from around New England graced the tables at the 3rd Annual Great New England Pie Contest…

Scenes From a New England Orchard (and Apple Hermits)

THE DAY BEGAN damp and dreary, but Bolton Orchards in Bolton, Massachusetts, was beautiful nonetheless on Sunday, with a few…

Who Makes the Best Apple Cider Donut?

THE QUESTION of who makes the best cider donut inspires considerable debate and some controversy. These humble, cake-like orbs are nearly…

Red Apple Farm Turns 100; McIntosh Apples Ready!

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER, A HOLIDAY WEEKEND, and an early crop make this a perfect time for apple picking. McIntosh, the region’s most…

2012 New England Apple Crop Forecast; Going Gravenstein

THERE WILL BE PLENTY of apples in New England’s orchards this fall, despite a smaller-than-normal crop. The region as a…

New England Apple Brown Betty and Apple Bread Pudding

IT’S HARD TO CHOOSE between Apple Brown Betty and Apple Bread Pudding, two desserts that combine apples with bread and…

Beautiful Ugly Apples (Golden, Knobbed, and Roxbury Russets, Pomme Grise, and Pitmaston Pineapple)

PERHAPS THE MOST OVERLOOKED apples are the russets, undoubtedly due to their dull, rough-looking skin. It is a shame, as they…

Notes From an Apple Pie Judge

THIRTY-FIVE APPLE PIES in less than two hours. I paced myself this year, taking two bites from each — just…

Admiring the Empire; Apple Dings and Dents

APPLE GROWERS spend their year trying to grow perfect fruit, and they succeed a remarkable amount of the time. The…

A Virtual Orchard Tour on New England Apple Day

TODAY, APPLES ARE BEING CELEBRATED around the region as part of the third annual New England Apple Day. The fresh crop…