Suncrisp apples, Tougas Family Farm, Northborough, Massachusetts (Russell Steven Powell photo)

Good now, better later: Idared and Suncrisp

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SOME APPLES, like fine wines, improve with age. Two relatively new varieties, Suncrisp and Idared — are examples. Their flavor is good when first picked, …

Mother apples (Russell Steven Powell photo)

Why the iconic apple?

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CHANCES ARE you would not be reading this if I were writing about spinach or carrots. Healthy and delicious as these vegetables are, neither one …

My favorite apple

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

New England Apples on New England Apple Day

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IT SEEMS ONLY FITTING to celebrate native New England apples on New England Apple Day Wednesday, September 3. The New England state commissioners of agriculture will …