The intentional production of cider apples differs from the tradition of diverting lower-grade fruit of dessert cultivars, e.g., ‘McIntosh’, ‘Empire’, ‘Honeycrisp’, etc., from fresh markets to an on-farm or third-party cider mill. For the purposes of this guide, “cider apples” refers to apples intentionally grown for the purpose of making cider. Likewise, “cider” in this case refers to fermented, alcoholic apple juice and products made from it. While the majority of juice that is made into cider in New England …
“Small Steps to a Big Future for Massachusetts Cider Apples”
New NECAP related publication: Read here: UMass Fruit Notes; Vol. 84 No. 2, “Small Steps to a Big Future for Massachusetts Cider Apples”
Funding for NECAP is provided by NESARE Grant LNE19-373…
Cider Chick 007 (YouTube Channel)
Cider Chick 007 (aka Elizabeth ‘Hawkeye’ Garofalo) has started a YouTube Channel in the Fall of 2019 focusing on adventures in cider apples and cider making as part of the Northeast Cider Apple Project. Tune in here…
Funding for this project is provided by NESARE Grant LNE19-373.…
Commercial cider apple growers survey
Grow cider apples commercially? The NorthEast Cider Apple Project (NECAP) wants to hear from you! Please fill out this brief survey so we may know what’s going on out there!
Thanks. Terence Bradshaw, Elizabeth Garofalo, and Jon Clements
Funding for NECAP is provided by NESARE Grant LNE19-373.
Northeast Cider Conference
Northeast Cider Conference. Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to Thursday, March 26, 2020. Hilton Albany, NY.
Northeast Cider Apple Project (NECAP)
New England Cider Apple Project (NECAP) – Introduction
Terence Bradshaw (Project Director)
University of Vermont Tree Fruit & Viticulture Specialist
63 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405
Jon Clements, Dan Cooley, Elizabeth Garofalo, Jaime Pinero
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Maine
In a recent survey of apple growers, one prominent Vermont apple grower stated, “The cider apple market represents the first real increase in demand for New England Apples in a generation. While sales of our …