Ashmead’s Kernel apple

What’s So Special About A New England Apple?

THERE ARE MANY REASONS to choose locally grown apples.  Almost any fruit or vegetable, from strawberries to tomatoes, tastes better the…

Russets: Small Size, Big Flavor

THEY ARE AMONG the most flavorful of apples. They excel in ciders, fresh and hard. Yet russet apples remain a mystery…

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…

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…

Rare, Strange, and Delicious: English Apples in New England

IT HAS NOT PRODUCED a new apple for a century. Its apples are typically small — in one instance, no bigger than…

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…

Orange New England Apples

MOST PEOPLE THINK RED first when they think of apples. This takes in a multitude of varieties, after all, like…