Baldwin apples, Pine Hill Orchards, Colrain, Massachusetts (Russell Steven Powell)

Classic Heirlooms: Baldwin and Northern Spy

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THEY NO LONGER dominate the New England apple industry, but Baldwin and Northern Spy are two delicious heirlooms that remain in demand. These two large, …

Empire apples, Dowse Orchards, Sherborn, Massachusetts (Russell Steven Powell)

Empire and Jonagold: Great Apples By Any Name

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EMPIRE AND JONAGOLD apples have a lot in common. They are mid- to late-season apples with outstanding flavor and texture. They will be at farm …

Apple Raspberry Crisp (Russell Steven Powell)

Apple Raspberry Crisp

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

Apple Rhapsody

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“A WORD OF CAUTION to those entering an apple orchard for the first time: the experience can be overwhelming. Apples are seductive; anyone who has ever …

An apple dessert easier than pie, and Baldwin apples

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  AS A CERTIFIED nurse assistant, I have developed many close relationships with clients and their families. A good example is Esther, a recent widow in her early 90s. One …

A corporate giant slams New England apple growers

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JONAGOLD is one of the finest apples grown in New England. In taste tests, consumers rate it highly — as high as Honeycrisp in some cases. …