Apple (Malus) 'Baldwin'

Baldwin Apple

Categories: Fruit Tree

Formerly known as the "pecker" apple because the trunk of the original tree had been assaulted unmercifully by woodpeckers. Medium to large size, conical to round fruit with yellow base skin flushed with orange and striped red. A juicy, firm, sweet to subacid flavor and aromatic.


More About Apple (Malus) 'Baldwin'

  • Soon after 1740 the Baldwin came up as a chance seedling on the farm of Mr. John Ball, Wilmington, near Lowell, Mass
  • was one of the most planted apple at the turn of the 20th century

The Baldwin is a bright red winter apple, above medium in size or large, and very good in quality when grown under favorable conditions. It stands handling well because of its firm texture and thick skin. It is a favorite market variety because of its desirable season, good size, attractive red color and good quality. 


Spacing:

10-20 Ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-7

Apple (Malus) 'Baldwin' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Late season

Bloom Time

  • Late season
  • Mid-late season

Disease Resistance

  • fire blight resistant
  • apple scab resistant

Fruit Qualities

  • mild flavor
  • texture, soft

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for cooking/baking
  • good for cider
  • antique variety
  • good for cold regions/very hardy
  • vigorous grower
  • large size
  • good for eating

Plant Size

  • Standard (18-30')