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 …

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 …

A Quality 2014 Apple Forecast For New England (Plus Zestar! and Sweet Sixteen)

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    NEW ENGLAND expects a high-quality apple crop this fall with outstanding color as a result of the summer’s cool days and nights. The …

New England Apple Growers Battle Pests with IPM (part 3 of 3)

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OUR THREE-PART video series on integrated pest management (IPM) concludes with a look at one of its five basic principles: how apple growers use a diverse …

New England Apple Growers Battle Pest with IPM (part 2 of 3)

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PLUM CURCULIO, Oblique Banded Leaf Roller, and apple aphids are the featured pests as New England apple growers describe how they monitor populations in their …

New England Apple Growers Battle Pests with IPM (part 1 of 3)

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FOR AS LONG as humans have cultivated the soil to grow the food that sustains them, a whole horde of beasts, bugs, and bacteria have …