Honeycrisp apple

New England’s apple crop approaching its peak

A BRIEF TOUR of Vermont orchards Monday shows how New England’s 2016 apple crop is shaping up. Mid-season varieties like…

Geri Griswold's pie made with Honeycrisp apples was a sweet hit. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Apple pie time

GET READY to reset your inner clocks this weekend, and turn up your ovens. With the holidays less than a…

A bin of Cortlands from Boothby's Orchard and Farm
The classic all-purpose Cortland

THERE MAY NOT BE a better all-purpose apple than Cortland. It has long been known for its excellence in pies….

These Honeycrisp apples at Wellwood Orchards in Springfield, Vermont, were just days away from being picked when this photograph was taken September 2. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
New England Honeycrisp: the real deal

FEW APPLES are in as great demand every fall as Honeycrisp. This extraordinary apple combines several superlatives in one package,…

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…

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 Down Under

THE LIST OF APPLES grown in New England that originated in Australia and New Zealand is short, with just two…

A Quality 2014 Apple Forecast For New England (Plus Zestar! and Sweet Sixteen)

    NEW ENGLAND expects a high-quality apple crop this fall with outstanding color as a result of the summer’s…

It’s New England Apple Day!

A beautiful hillside at Sunnycrest Farm in Londonderry, New Hampshire TODAY MARKS the official celebration of the fresh apple harvest…