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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 …

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 …

How To Eat A Fresh Apple

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TWICE A DAY at least I reach into a paper bag in my refrigerator and pull out an apple. It could be any color, size, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

McIntosh Babies (Cortland, Empire, And Macoun Apples)

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THE INFLUENCE of McIntosh on the world’s apple supply extends well beyond the McIntosh itself. Its exceptional flavor, juiciness, and aroma have made McIntosh a …

Pears with Apples (Like Shamrock, Honeycrisp, and Hudson’s Golden Gem)

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PEARS PLAY a supporting role to apples in New England. You never hear of a pear orchard with a few apple trees; it’s always the other …