Idared apple

Russets for Walking and Cider

AN APPLE is the perfect walking companion, appealing to all the senses while providing a sweet, healthy energy boost.  An apple…

Apples Good As Gold

MOST PEOPLE think “red” when they think apple. The vast majority of apples feature the color, after all, and popular cultural…

What’s So Special About A New England Apple?

THERE ARE MANY REASONS to choose locally grown apples.  Almost any fruit or vegetable, from strawberries to tomatoes, tastes better the…

As Apples Size, It’s Raining Berries

IN JUST A FEW SHORT WEEKS, apple season will begin. The earliest varieties — heirlooms like Red Astrachan and Yellow Transparent, and newer…

30 Shades of Apple

THE TIME FOR PICKING apples fresh off the tree is fast coming to a close. Many New England orchards operate…

Apples: The Colors of Fall

EVEN BEFORE the leaves turn color, there is every imaginable shade in New England’s apple orchards. Click on the apple’s…

The Best Pie Apple (and Our 2022 Calendar!)

WHAT IS THE BEST APPLE for apple pie? It is among our most frequently asked questions. It is a matter of…

Great October Apples

SOME OF THE BEST APPLES of the New England harvest ripen in October. As days grow shorter and nights get cooler,…

Apple Growers Face COVID-19

NEW ENGLAND’S FRUIT GROWERS know what it is like to be vulnerable to the forces of nature. Whether it is…

Apple Pie, Cameos, and Trademarks

WHAT APPLE makes the best apple pie? Food writer Ken Haedrich, in his 2002 book Apple Pie Perfect, says that almost…

Suncrisp apples, Tougas Family Farm, Northborough, Massachusetts (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Good Now, Better Later: Idared and Suncrisp

SOME APPLES, like fine wines, improve with age. Two relatively new varieties, Suncrisp and Idared — are examples. Their flavor…

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…