Geri Griswold's pie made with Honeycrisp apples was a sweet hit. (Russell Steven Powell photo)

Apple pie time

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GET READY to reset your inner clocks this weekend, and turn up your ovens. With the holidays less than a month away, we are transitioning …

A bin of Cortlands from Boothby's Orchard and Farm

The classic all-purpose Cortland

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THERE MAY NOT BE a better all-purpose apple than Cortland. It has long been known for its excellence in pies. It is recommended for salads, …

A new logo on New England Apple Day!

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TODAY MARKS the official kickoff of the 2015 New England apple harvest. New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan will bite into an apple at Mack’s Orchard …

Six outstanding early apples, and an outstanding 2015 forecast

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EARLY SEASON APPLES have come a long way in the past 50 years. Today, there are a number of excellent choices to satisfy people’s palettes …

The cult of Gravenstein

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MANY HEIRLOOM APPLES have one or more flaws that keep them from mass cultivation. It may be that the variety is biennial, producing crops every …

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 …

Cool spring warmly received by New England apple growers

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THE LONG WINTER and cool spring may be frustrating to heat-starved New Englanders, but it is good news for the region’s apple growers. An early …