Shamrock apple

An Uplifting Apple Hash

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

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…

My favorite apple

NEXT TO “What is the best pie apple?” the question I am asked the most — and which I frequently…

How To Eat A Fresh Apple

TWICE A DAY at least I reach into a paper bag in my refrigerator and pull out an apple. It…

McIntosh Plus: New England Apples From Canada

IF McINTOSH were its sole contribution, Canada would occupy a special place among producers of New England apples. McIntosh has…

Pears with Apples (Like Shamrock, Honeycrisp, and Hudson’s Golden Gem)

PEARS PLAY a supporting role to apples in New England. You never hear of a pear orchard with a few apple…

Seeking the Westfield Seek-No-Further apple

WHEN WAS THE LAST confirmed sighting of a Westfield Seek-No-Further? Has anyone seen a good Shamrock lately? Westfield Seek-No-Further is an…