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Five New England Apples From Japan

THE LIST of apples developed in Japan that have thrived in New England is short and sweet yet spans the…

Trans-Atlantic Flair: European Apples In New England

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES have produced only a few new apples in recent years. But several venerable heirlooms still grown in New…

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…

New England Apples on New England Apple Day

IT SEEMS ONLY FITTING to celebrate native New England apples on New England Apple Day Wednesday, September 3. The New England…

Early Apple Season Entries Jersey Mac and Williams’ Pride

  WHEN IT COMES TO APPLES, New England truly is a melting pot. In addition to the dozens of varieties…

New England Apple Growers Battle Pests with IPM (part 3 of 3)

OUR THREE-PART video series on integrated pest management (IPM) concludes with a look at one of its five basic principles: how…

New England Apple Growers Battle Pest with IPM (part 2 of 3)

PLUM CURCULIO, Oblique Banded Leaf Roller, and apple aphids are the featured pests as New England apple growers describe how…

New England Apple Growers Battle Pests with IPM (part 1 of 3)

FOR AS LONG as humans have cultivated the soil to grow the food that sustains them, a whole horde of…

Gingerbread Easy As Applesauce

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

Winning Apple Pies Feature Golden Delicious, And A Mix

JUDGING BEGAN earlier this year, late morning rather than early afternoon, and that meant a change in routine. Like a…

A Healthy Outlook For New England Apples; Introducing Akane and Sansa

NEW ENGLAND’S APPLE ORCHARDS expect a good crop this fall with an estimated 3.5 million 42-pound boxes, just under the…

Pristine, Mollie’s Delicious, And Chunky Apple Bars

MOLLIE’S DELICIOUS and Pristine, two of the best early season apples, are relatively new varieties, both developed at Rutgers University…