Winning Apple Pies

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CONGRATULATIONS to the wife-and-husband team of Lori and Michael Meiners and their four-year-old son, Jack, winners in this year’s Great New England Apple Pie Contest. …

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 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 …

Winning apple pies

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  CALL IT beginner’s luck. “It was the first attempt I ever made at writing my own recipe and baking an apple pie,” says Mandie …

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. …

A tale of two delicious apples

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THEY ARE BOTH mostly sweet, conical in shape, late-season apples. Their names are identical except for their predominant coloring. They began as chance seedlings, and …

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 …

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 …

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 …