New England’s apple crop approaching its peak

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A BRIEF TOUR of Vermont orchards Monday shows how New England’s 2016 apple crop is shaping up. Mid-season varieties like Cortland, Honeycrisp, and McIntosh are …

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan enjoys an apple at Mack's Apples in Londonderry, where she presented a proclamation for New England Apple Day. (Bar Lois Weeks photo)

Scenes from New England Apple Day

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NEW HAMPSHIRE Gov. Maggie Hassan, Rhode Island Chief of Agriculture Ken Ayars, Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture John Lebeaux, Massachusetts State Senator James Eldridge, and Jim …

It’s a beautiful day in the New England orchard!

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THE BLOSSOMS are peaking now at many New England orchards, and close up or from a distance, it is a spectacular sight. After a slow …

What Is The Best Pie Apple?

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AFTER TWO MONTHS of intensive research, we are forced to admit failure — once again — in our perennial quest to definitively answer a question …

Fall Foliage In New England Orchards

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THE ORCHARD is a beautiful place in all seasons. October is an especially good time to visit — there are late-season apples on the trees …

New England Apples, Early October

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THE 2014 NEW ENGLAND APPLE crop is decidedly uneven. Some orchards have plenty of fruit, some just miles away have been forced to close early …

Early Apple Season Entries Jersey Mac and Williams’ Pride

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