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New England Apple Coffee Cake and Galas

THE 2012 NEW ENGLAND APPLE CROP was celebrated around the region yesterday, as state officials in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New…

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…

Apple Gifts

WHAT COULD BE more deliciously bold than a gift of New England apples this holiday season? Imagine the pleasure of receiving…

Pears with Apples (Like Shamrock, Honeycrisp, and Hudson’s Golden Gem)

PEARS PLAY a supporting role to apples in New England. You never hear of a pear orchard with a few apple…

Classic cookers: Northern Spy, Baldwin, Rhode Island Greening apples

A CENTURY AGO they were the three most popular varieties in the Northeast. Today, Baldwin, Rhode Island Greening, and Northern…

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…

Orange New England apples

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

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…

Time to get Wealthy (apples)

WEALTHY IS A MIDWESTERN HEIRLOOM with New England roots. In 1853, Peter Gideon moved to Minnesota and began experimenting with apple…

New England expects a good 2011 apple crop

GET READY for a crisp, juicy crop of New England apples this fall as the region’s orchards move into the…

Early New England apples: Ginger Gold and Jersey Mac

IF YOU ARE HANKERING for an early season apple, your ship has come in. Two of the earliest varieties, Ginger…