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Baldwin Apple

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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.

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Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Mid - Late
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium - Large
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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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best 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.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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This is an old apple. The taste is like no other. It is also a very good cooking apple. Great for applesauce, fried apple pies , table apple or just eating.
JoAnn H on Feb 1, 2020
SERENA M on Apr 30, 2019
This is an old apple. The taste is like no other. It is also a very good cooking apple. Great for applesauce, fried apple pies , table apple or just eating.
JoAnn H on Feb 1, 2020
Wanted to try older variety.
DONALD S on Dec 30, 2019
SERENA M on Apr 30, 2019
Good winter apple
FRANK P on Apr 12, 2019
I was trying to find the Apple that was growing on this farm when we first moved here. The description given matches the best. Hope it is this tree, the one we lost was the best Apple we ever came across, huge , crisp and delicious.
Lisa E on Apr 7, 2019
Pie apple
BRUCE W on Mar 13, 2019
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
Ciderman on Feb 22, 2016
Wanted to try older variety.
DONALD S on Dec 30, 2019
Good winter apple
FRANK P on Apr 12, 2019
What are the chill hours for the Baldwin apple?
EmmaLiegh on Sep 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Emily. The chill hours for this apple are relatively low at 250.
I have Melrose, Golden Giger, Pristine Apples and want to buy a Liberty apple tree. Would these be O.K. Pollinators?
Clara T on Jan 19, 2020

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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
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 - a great apple for pies.
I've found the Baldwin a firm, tart apple, just the way we like them in pies. They keep almost all winter in a cold garage. The tree arrived wrapped in paper, was planted within a couple days of arrival. Transplanted it in the fall so that it would get more even light all day. Survived the transplant and is growing really well at this time. The tree has almost doubled in size since being planted. Hoping for a good crop in a few years.
May 9, 2017
over 4 years ago
Growing Fantastic
I purchased a Baldwin Apple in 2016, the stock I received was about 3 ft. tall. The tree grew to over 6 ft tall last year and it was one of the first that leafed out this spring. It had multiple blooms on it that I pinched off this year. It's growing fantastic. I expect it to be producing as soon as I believe it can support the fruit as it has doubled in height and produced blooms in it's first year.
May 22, 2017
over 4 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
over 6 years ago
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
over 6 years ago
Baldwin Apple
very nice shape....very symmetrical and of the best shaped saplings at this point
May 21, 2016
over 5 years ago
Baldwin Apple
Survived a very wet Spring and winter. Growing well. Baldwin is supposed to have a very good taste.
June 7, 2017
over 5 years 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
over 5 years ago
tree seems to be doing well in it's 2nd season in the ground. Very good variety of apple, so looking forward to it bearing in a few more years.
May 8, 2017
over 4 years ago