Pitmaston Pineapple apple

What’s So Special About A New England Apple?

THERE ARE MANY REASONS to choose locally grown apples.  Almost any fruit or vegetable, from strawberries to tomatoes, tastes better the…

Russets: Small Size, Big Flavor

THEY ARE AMONG the most flavorful of apples. They excel in ciders, fresh and hard. Yet russet apples remain a mystery…

Apples for All Ages and Places

IF, as the English poet and hymnodist William Cowper (1731-1800) said, “Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all…

Rare, Strange, and Delicious: English Apples in New England

IT HAS NOT PRODUCED a new apple for a century. Its apples are typically small — in one instance, no bigger than…

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…