Ginger Gold apple

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…

You Say ‘Gal-la, I Say ‘Gay-la’

NO MATTER how you pronounce it, Gala is among the very best sweet apples. It has more character and nuance…

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…

Time to Get Hopping (to New England’s Apple Orchards)

THERE IS NOTHING like a day of orchard hopping to get the juices going about the 2015 apple crop. We…

My Favorite Apple

NEXT TO “What is the best pie apple?” the question I am asked the most — and which I frequently…

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…

New England Apples from the USA

THE AMAZING APPLE has traveled back and forth across America since its arrival in New England in 1623, and nearly…

Gearing Up for New England Ginger Gold Apples (and Green Tomatoes)

ONE OF THE BEST early season apples is a relatively new one, Ginger Gold. It was discovered in 1969 in…

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…

New England Apple Crisp

A FRESH APPLE PIE is a thing of beauty, delicious, substantial and versatile — elegant enough for a dinner party, familiar enough for…