New England Apple Association

Beautiful Ugly Apples (Golden, Knobbed, and Roxbury Russets, Pomme Grise, and Pitmaston Pineapple)

PERHAPS THE MOST OVERLOOKED apples are the russets, undoubtedly due to their dull, rough-looking skin. It is a shame, as they…

Apple Gifts

WHAT COULD BE more deliciously bold than a gift of New England apples this holiday season? Imagine the pleasure of receiving…

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…

New England Apple Cobbler with Fuji

ONE OF THE WAYS Americans have made the apple distinctly our own is in the kitchen. Of course there is Waldorf…

Winning New England Apple Pie Recipes Feature Cortlands

THE BIG WINNER at Mount Wachusett AppleFest’s second annual apple pie contest October 15? The Cortland. It was the only…

Pears with Apples (Like Shamrock, Honeycrisp, and Hudson’s Golden Gem)

PEARS PLAY a supporting role to apples in New England. You never hear of a pear orchard with a few apple…

Notes From an Apple Pie Judge

THIRTY-FIVE APPLE PIES in less than two hours. I paced myself this year, taking two bites from each — just…

Classic Cookers: Northern Spy, Baldwin, and Rhode Island Greening

A CENTURY AGO they were the three most popular varieties in the Northeast. Today, Baldwin, Rhode Island Greening, and Northern…

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…

Orange New England Apples

MOST PEOPLE THINK RED first when they think of apples. This takes in a multitude of varieties, after all, like…

Marvelous Macoun Apples

FEW APPLES ARE AS EAGERLY ANTICIPATED every fall as Macoun, and apple lovers will be happy to know that they…

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…