The Big Apple Wrentham

The Most Prolific Apple

ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING things about the apple is how it connects us to our past.  A history book, a…

Apple Raspberry Crisp (Russell Steven Powell)
Apple Raspberry Crisp

FOR A SPECTACULAR variation on apple crisp, add raspberries. The resulting mix of flavors is complex and superb, as both…

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….

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…