Macoun apples earlier this month at Easy Pickin's Orchard, Enfield, Connecticut, are now available at most New England orchards. (Russell Steven Powell)

Macoun Lovers, Rejoice!

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MACOUN LOVERS, rejoice! Your apple has come in. This exquisitely flavored apple, the favorite fresh eating of many, is now ready for picking at New …

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 …

You say ‘gal-la, I say ‘gay-la’

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NO MATTER how you pronounce it, Gala is among the very best sweet apples. It has more character and nuance than most sweet varieties, with …

Time to get hopping (to New England’s apple orchards)

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THERE IS NOTHING like a day of orchard hopping to get the juices going about the 2015 apple crop. We arrived at Carlson Orchards in …

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 …

New England’s Insatiable Thirst For Apple Cider

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A RENEWED INTEREST IN APPLE CIDER, fresh and hard, is evident wherever it is sold. Visitors to the New England Apples booth in the Massachusetts …

New England Apples From Neighboring New York

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ALTHOUGH THEY SOMETIMES COMPETE in the marketplace, New England and New York apple growers have a long tradition of cooperation and collaboration. For nearly six …

Rare, Strange, And Delicious: English Apples In New England

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IT HAS NOT PRODUCED a new apple for a century. Its apples are typically small — in one instance, no bigger than a golf ball. Some are …

McIntosh Plus: New England Apples From Canada

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IF McINTOSH were its sole contribution, Canada would occupy a special place among producers of New England apples. McIntosh has thrived in New England’s soil …

McIntosh And Apple Crisp

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APPLES COME and apples go, but McIntosh is that rare variety whose popularity never fades. It took nearly 70 years after its discovery on a …