Spencer apple

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…

Empire apples on the tree at Ragged Hill Orchard, West Brookfield, Massachusetts. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Mid-season pleasures: Empire and Spencer

IT TAKES YEARS, sometimes decades, between the time an apple variety is discovered and it becomes available to the public….

Read all about it: New England apple news

HERE IS a link to our special winter edition of McIntosh News, the quarterly newsletter of the New England Apple Association:…

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…

Fresh Spencers In Mrs. Cheney’s Nobby Apple Cake

ONE OF THE NEWER and less heralded of the offspring of McIntosh is Spencer. Spencer is a cross of McIntosh…

McIntosh Babies (Cortland, Empire, And Macoun Apples)

THE INFLUENCE of McIntosh on the world’s apple supply extends well beyond the McIntosh itself. Its exceptional flavor, juiciness, and…

New England apple sandwiches

ONE OF THE BEST THINGS about apples is their versatility. They can be served at any meal, in any course,…