The Baldwin is an antique apple, discovered as a chance seedling in
Massachusetts in 1740. Formerly known as the "pecker" apple
because the trunk of the original tree had been assaulted unmercifully
by woodpeckers. The current name is attributed to Col. Loamme Baldwin,
a high sheriff of the courts of Concord and Cambridge during the late
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
- Requires two other varieties to pollinate
Mid to late October
(South Central PA)
EMLA7, Semidwarf, Mature
EMLA111, Semidwarf, Mature Height 18-22ft.
Usually a productive
and vigorous tree. Often a biennial bearer.
An excellent eating apple, also great for pie-making and other baking.
A good cider base.