McIntosh apple

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, Early October

THE 2014 NEW ENGLAND APPLE crop is decidedly uneven. Some orchards have plenty of fruit, some just miles away have…

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…

McIntosh Babies (Cortland, Empire, And Macoun Apples)

THE INFLUENCE of McIntosh on the world’s apple supply extends well beyond the McIntosh itself. Its exceptional flavor, juiciness, and…

McIntosh And Apple Crisp

APPLES COME and apples go, but McIntosh is that rare variety whose popularity never fades. It took nearly 70 years…

Red Apple Farm Turns 100; McIntosh Apples Ready!

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER, A HOLIDAY WEEKEND, and an early crop make this a perfect time for apple picking. McIntosh, the region’s most…

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…

Nothing beats a McIntosh apple

COMPARED TO MANY VARIETIES, McIntosh is a finicky apple. The creamy flesh beneath its thin skin bruises easily, and, more…

A virtual orchard tour on New England Apple Day

TODAY, APPLES ARE BEING CELEBRATED around the region as part of the third annual New England Apple Day. The fresh crop…

New England apple valentine

WANT TO IMPRESS your sweetheart with a sensual Valentine’s Day treat that goes straight to the heart and is more…

New England hot mulled cider

ONE OF THE VIRTUES of apple cider — and there are many — is its versatility. Like the fruit from which…