countryangles, i'm in NC, not New England, but i'm sure the New Englanders would tell you that theirs are the best. everybody seems to think that. there are different varieties, though. i'm in piedmont (mid state) NC and i think they grow "rabbit eye" here? not sure if that's the variety, but it's different from the one they grow in the SE part of the state which are bigger and fatter and juicier, but not as tart. DH likes the smaller ones better. i think your answer is going to be "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .