New England orchards

Sunday Morning Apple Omelet. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Sunday Morning Apple Omelet

APPLES CAN MAKE an exquisite omelet, especially if they are caramelized first. In addition to softening the apples, caramelizing —…

THE ORCHARD, OLD AND NEW: Above, new intensive plantings of dwarf apple trees attached to trellises at Rogers Orchards, Southington, Connecticut. (Bar Lois Weeks photo)
Apple Date Pecan Bars

DATES AND APPLES sounded like a good, if unusual, combination, and we were not disappointed with these Apple Date Pecan…

Kaleidoscopic Apple Salad

APPLES CAN BE TRICKY in salads. They add great flavor and interest, but their crisp texture and tart flavor can…

An Uplifting Apple Hash

IT STANDS TO REASON that the apple — that most gregarious of foods — would get along famously with the…

Super Apple Sandwiches

APPLES SHOW their amazing versatility in this trio of scrumptious, satisfying sandwiches. Tuna and sweet relish? Mustard and spinach? Greek…

Apple Rhapsody

“A WORD OF CAUTION to those entering an apple orchard for the first time: the experience can be overwhelming. Apples are…

Wealthy, Hermits, and the 2016 New England Apple Crop

WEALTHY, like the late-season apple Northern Spy, is a variety that was first grown in another state with seeds from…

Mutsu and Stayman Among the Year’s Best Late-season Apples

SOME OF THE BEST New England apples from the 2015 fresh harvest are still available in stores. Cortlands and McIntosh…

A bin of Cortlands from Boothby's Orchard and Farm
The Classic All-purpose Cortland

THERE MAY NOT BE a better all-purpose apple than Cortland. It has long been known for its excellence in pies….

These Honeycrisp apples at Wellwood Orchards in Springfield, Vermont, were just days away from being picked when this photograph was taken September 2. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
New England Honeycrisp: the Real Deal

FEW APPLES are in as great demand every fall as Honeycrisp. This extraordinary apple combines several superlatives in one package,…

You Say ‘Gal-la, I Say ‘Gay-la’

NO MATTER how you pronounce it, Gala is among the very best sweet apples. It has more character and nuance…

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…