Cold Spring Orchard

Glazed Apple Cookies (Russell Steven Powell)
Ron Hackett’s Cider Donuts and Favorite Apple Cookies

RON AND CELIA HACKETT have been growing apples for more than 50 years in South Hero, Vermont, on the southern…

Empire apples, Dowse Orchards, Sherborn, Massachusetts (Russell Steven Powell)
Empire and Jonagold: Great Apples By Any Name

EMPIRE AND JONAGOLD apples have a lot in common. They are mid- to late-season apples with outstanding flavor and texture….

Apple Rhapsody

“A WORD OF CAUTION to those entering an apple orchard for the first time: the experience can be overwhelming. Apples are…

It’s a beautiful day in the New England orchard!

THE BLOSSOMS are peaking now at many New England orchards, and close up or from a distance, it is a…

What Is The Best Pie Apple?

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

New England Apples From Neighboring New York

ALTHOUGH THEY SOMETIMES COMPETE in the marketplace, New England and New York apple growers have a long tradition of cooperation…

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…

McIntosh Plus: New England Apples From Canada

IF McINTOSH were its sole contribution, Canada would occupy a special place among producers of New England apples. McIntosh has…

Can’t Get Enough of Those Honeycrisp Apples

IF THERE IS such a thing as a rising superstar in the apple world, it is Honeycrisp. This variety has been…

Orange New England apples

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

Something old (Cortland), something new (Honeycrisp) in apples

CORTLAND AND HONEYCRISP are two of the more popular apple varieties in New England, albeit for different reasons. The all-purpose…