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A Gallery of Growers (and Late-Season Apples)

AN APPLE GROWER is many things: A gardener first and foremost, of course, on a grand scale. An arborist; while most…

Apples Good As Gold

MOST PEOPLE think “red” when they think apple. The vast majority of apples feature the color, after all, and popular cultural…

Finding Your Favorite Apple

ONE OF THE GREAT VIRTUES of New England’s apple orchards is their diversity. Every orchard is different in landscape, growing style,…

Dining with Apples from Salad to Dessert

NO FOOD is more versatile or adaptable than apples.  Apples are equally good eaten fresh or cooked. Apples go well with…

30 Shades of Apple

THE TIME FOR PICKING apples fresh off the tree is fast coming to a close. Many New England orchards operate…

AppleFest 2017. (Bar Lois Weeks)
Apple Pie Times

IT’S NO WONDER that we have felt apple-pie deprived this fall. Consider: FORTUNATELY, Joanne DiNardo and Nina Scott came to the…

Great October Apples

SOME OF THE BEST APPLES of the New England harvest ripen in October. As days grow shorter and nights get cooler,…

Take a Walk with an Apple, the Original Juice Box

AN APPLE is many things. Apples are a valuable food, first and foremost, chock full of phytonutrients and antioxidants, high in…

Mother apples (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Why the Iconic Apple?

CHANCES ARE you would not be reading this if I were writing about spinach or carrots. Healthy and delicious as…

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 from Down Under

THE LIST OF APPLES grown in New England that originated in Australia and New Zealand is short, with just two…

The Case of the Pink Lady Apple (in Stir-Fry Salad)

PINK LADY has it all: a highly distinctive color; rich flavor; a glamorous name evoking the grenadine-laced cocktail of the…