New England apples

There is no ‘A’ in McIntosh

MANY PEOPLE, and some orchards and supermarkets we have visited, want to stick an “a” between the capital “M” and…

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan enjoys an apple at Mack's Apples in Londonderry, where she presented a proclamation for New England Apple Day. (Bar Lois Weeks photo)
Scenes from New England Apple Day

NEW HAMPSHIRE Gov. Maggie Hassan, Rhode Island Chief of Agriculture Ken Ayars, Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture John Lebeaux, Massachusetts State…

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…

The Apples are Coming!

THE FIRST early season New England apples are already being picked! To learn more, and to find out what we…

It’s a Beautiful Day in the New England Orchard!

THE BLOSSOMS are peaking now at many New England orchards, and close up or from a distance, it is a…

Cool Spring Warmly Received by New England Apple Growers

THE LONG WINTER and cool spring may be frustrating to heat-starved New Englanders, but it is good news for the…

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…

McIntosh Meets Cardamom

VERSATILE as apples are, I have not come across many recipes that combine them with the sweet spice cardamom. Though…