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McIntosh, Still the Gold Standard

THE APPLE is an amazing food. It comes in all colors and shapes. It is extremely prolific, and it is…

When To Pick Apples, and Apple Pie Pancake

APPLE SEASON is full upon us! But depending on where you live, you may find some varieties are earlier than…

Get Early Season Apples While They’re Hot

THERE ARE some outstanding early season New England apples that are already being harvested, or soon to be picked, from…

Apple Raisin Cake with PaulaReds

  APPLES AND RAISINS go extremely well together, as in this recipe for Apple Raisin Cake. I used three PaulaRed…

Starting the apple season with Sansa

THE EARLY RETURNS are in, and there is good news for New England apple lovers. Despite last year’s bumper crop,…

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…

Six outstanding early apples, and an outstanding 2015 forecast

EARLY SEASON APPLES have come a long way in the past 50 years. Today, there are a number of excellent…

My favorite apple

NEXT TO “What is the best pie apple?” the question I am asked the most — and which I frequently…

What Is The Best Pie Apple?

AFTER TWO MONTHS of intensive research, we are forced to admit failure — once again — in our perennial quest…

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…

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…