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 …

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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 …

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 …

Trans-Atlantic Flair: European Apples In New England

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EUROPEAN COUNTRIES have produced only a few new apples in recent years. But several venerable heirlooms still grown in New England originated in France, Germany, …

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 …