Baldwin – Massachusetts, USA 1740

The Baldwin apple was discovered as a chance seedling in an orchard in Massachusetts in 1740.  This little known variety was initially named Woodpecker by the orchardist who found it because of the numerous woodpeckers visiting this tree.  However, this variety was later made popular by its namesake, Colonel Loammi Baldwin, who was responsible for its propagation and introduction into other parts of New England.  The Baldwin, with its sweet, balanced flavor and crisp flesh, held its popularity as an fresh eating apple until the birth of the Jonathan in the late 1700’s, which pushed the Baldwin into the kitchen.  Today the Baldwin is revered for its use as an outstanding base cider for complex blending.

Uses: Hard Cider, Cooking, Baking, & Fresh Eating

Harvest: Late

Zones: 4-10

Attributes: Excellent Base Cider & Moderate Scab Resistance

 

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