Ricker Hill Orchards

Flowers in the Orchard

APPLE GROWERS are great gardeners. It stands to reason, as they have the skills and passion for growing things on…

Suncrisp apples, Tougas Family Farm, Northborough, Massachusetts (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Good now, better later: Idared and Suncrisp

SOME APPLES, like fine wines, improve with age. Two relatively new varieties, Suncrisp and Idared — are examples. Their flavor…

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…

Gingerbread Easy As Applesauce

A GREAT USE for our fall bounty of New England apples is also among the easiest to make: applesauce. All…