New England apple orchards

Six Outstanding Early Apples, and an Outstanding 2015 Forecast

EARLY SEASON APPLES have come a long way in the past 50 years. Today, there are a number of excellent…

The Cult of Gravenstein

MANY HEIRLOOM APPLES have one or more flaws that keep them from mass cultivation. It may be that the variety…

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…

Read All About it: New England Apple News

HERE IS a link to our special winter edition of McIntosh News, the quarterly newsletter of the New England Apple Association:…

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…

Fall Foliage in New England Orchards

THE ORCHARD is a beautiful place in all seasons. October is an especially good time to visit — there are…

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 cool days…

Gearing Up for New England Ginger Gold Apples (and Green Tomatoes)

ONE OF THE BEST early season apples is a relatively new one, Ginger Gold. It was discovered in 1969 in…

New England Apple Growers Battle Pests with IPM (part 3 of 3)

OUR THREE-PART video series on integrated pest management (IPM) concludes with a look at one of its five basic principles: how…

New England Apple Growers Battle Pest with IPM (part 2 of 3)

PLUM CURCULIO, Oblique Banded Leaf Roller, and apple aphids are the featured pests as New England apple growers describe how…