Apples of New England

Jonagold, and New England Apple Muffins

WITH OCTOBER comes a rush of late-season apples, from the New England heirlooms Baldwin and Northern Spy, to a trio…

Paula Red apples are almost ready for picking at New England's orchards. (Bar Lois Weeks photo)
A Warm Welcome to Apples!

WELCOME to the 2018 New England fresh apple harvest! Picking is already underway at many orchards (visit the Orchard Finder…

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…

Apple Raisin Cake with PaulaReds

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

Mutsu and Stayman among the year’s best late-season apples

SOME OF THE BEST New England apples from the 2015 fresh harvest are still available in stores. Cortlands and McIntosh…

How to identify an apple (and Fuji)

BY MOST ACCOUNTS, 2015 has been a banner year for New England apples, and not just for its commercial orchards,…

Geri Griswold's pie made with Honeycrisp apples was a sweet hit. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Apple pie time

GET READY to reset your inner clocks this weekend, and turn up your ovens. With the holidays less than a…

A bin of Cortlands from Boothby's Orchard and Farm
The classic all-purpose Cortland

THERE MAY NOT BE a better all-purpose apple than Cortland. It has long been known for its excellence in pies….

These Honeycrisp apples at Wellwood Orchards in Springfield, Vermont, were just days away from being picked when this photograph was taken September 2. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
New England Honeycrisp: the real deal

FEW APPLES are in as great demand every fall as Honeycrisp. This extraordinary apple combines several superlatives in one package,…

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…

The cult of Gravenstein

MANY HEIRLOOM APPLES have one or more flaws that keep them from mass cultivation. It may be that the variety…