Black Gilliflower apple

An Apple By Any Other Name

EMPIRE AND JONAGOLD, two of the best later-season apples, are now ready at New England orchards, farm stands, and grocery stores….

Hot on the Orchard Trail (Macouns are in!)

THIS WEEKEND many orchards will begin harvesting Macoun, one of the most highly anticipated apples of the New England harvest. …

Sheep’s Nose

Sheep’s Nose, also known as Black Gilliflower, may not be a particularly good fresh-eating apple, but it purees into a…

Mother apples (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Why the Iconic Apple?

CHANCES ARE you would not be reading this if I were writing about spinach or carrots. Healthy and delicious as…