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Baldwin Apple

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Description

A good old-fashioned American variety. This vigorous tree produces large, round, red-and-green skinned fruit with creamy flesh. Great for fresh-eating, juicing, and a wide range of culinary uses. Stores well under ideal conditions. Antique variety, originates from Massachusetts, circa 1750. Ripens in October. Best pollinators: any Golden Delicious, Stark® Jon-A-Red® Jonathan or Starkspur® Red Rome Beauty.

Note: Triploid; cannot pollinate other apple trees.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Crisp, Juicy
Texture Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Why did you choose this?
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wanted a cider apple
Cat C on Jun 9, 2016
Love the flavor great for baking and apple sauce.
JEANETTE K on May 27, 2016
wanted a cider apple
Cat C on Jun 9, 2016
My Grandparents had one of these and is a really good apple
JAMES W on Jun 3, 2016
Love the flavor great for baking and apple sauce.
JEANETTE K on May 27, 2016
My favorite apple
Jim W on May 22, 2016
planting standard apples
like Baldwins
needed several more to complete this year's planting
Bruce W on May 2, 2016
It sounds like an interesting heirloom variety.
Marshall T on Apr 3, 2016
I have a couple very old Baldwin trees, and I don't know how much longer they will last. These apples make great pies !
david e on Mar 30, 2016
My great-grandfather planted one of these, and I remember it had a wonderful flavor and stored very well.
Sara E F on Mar 14, 2016
Familiar with apple when I maintained a very old orchard 30 years ago
Michael C on Feb 22, 2016
My Grandparents had one of these and is a really good apple
JAMES W on Jun 3, 2016
My favorite apple
Jim W on May 22, 2016

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Baldwin is for the best apple pie apple!
My grandfather, my father and I have Baldwin apples; it is my favorite for apple pie, stores well for apple pies at Christmas. Bears heavy one year and lightly the next then heavy again. Fruit is solid and tart. 4-5 years to wait usually, but my brother's got a few in the third year.
April 3, 2016
Baldwin
This tree is doing very well, thriving. It has notably grown and I believe it will produce within a couple of years.
May 5, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
We were not sure !Serendipity!
Then the rains came and the little tree now has green leaves and seems to be thriving after it's bout with a hungry dear. We caged the tree and many many months later we have green leaves ! Thank you for producing such durable plants and trees!!!
May 15, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Favorite For Cider
We love this apple for cider making purposes. Everybody likes our cider! I don't think this apple freezes well. Can be used in pies and eating fresh. Tends to overbear, and requires a lot of thinning.
May 30, 2016
Baldwin Apple
very nice shape....very symmetrical and healthy.....one of the best shaped saplings at this point
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
New baldwin apple tree
I recieved this tree last fall Planted the same . This spring it has emerged quite well and is exhibiting new growth.and appears to be on its way.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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