Golden Delicious apple

Empire apples on the tree at Ragged Hill Orchard, West Brookfield, Massachusetts. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Mid-season pleasures: Empire and Spencer

IT TAKES YEARS, sometimes decades, between the time an apple variety is discovered and it becomes available to the public….

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…

McIntosh Meets Cardamom

VERSATILE as apples are, I have not come across many recipes that combine them with the sweet spice cardamom. Though…

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…

Winning Apple Pies Feature Golden Delicious, And A Mix

JUDGING BEGAN earlier this year, late morning rather than early afternoon, and that meant a change in routine. Like a…

Late Season Gold (Delicious, Mutsu, and GoldRush) In Apple Bread Pudding

GOLDEN APPLES have been potent symbols of beauty, desire, and power over centuries in cultures around the globe. They appear in…

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…

Simple applesauce, and simply (Mutsu) apples

TRY THIS: go to your favorite orchard farm stand or nearby grocery store, and purchase a dozen New England apples….

Seeking the Westfield Seek-No-Further apple

WHEN WAS THE LAST confirmed sighting of a Westfield Seek-No-Further? Has anyone seen a good Shamrock lately? Westfield Seek-No-Further is an…