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Baldwin Apple

Original price $33.00 - Original price $59.00
Original price
$33.00 - $59.00
Current price $49.00

William Butters found this chance apple tree near Wood Hill (close to modern day Wilmington, MA). Research suggests Butters discovered this apple around 1740 making it one of the oldest apples in the new world. A couple people helped to spread this apple, culminating in Col. Loammi Baldwin who propagated it widely; it is from his propagation that the apple gets its name. Read more about this monument hereOriginally used as a standard eating apple, it gained popularity for its cider making properties and has been used in cider production for well over 200 years. It is not widely known after a devastating winter in the 1930s wiping out over half the trees.

The apple is small, garnet in color, and hard. The Baldwin's hardness makes it exceptionally easy to ship and resists bruising, pests, and blights. The apple is great for baking as its hardness helps it maintain its shape when cooked. The also makes the Baldwin an excellent storer. Regular pruning is needed to prevent biennialism. Good for growing in cooler and higher climates. 

USDA Zone: 4-8

Mature Height: G.41 ~9-12' or 45% of Standard; Dwarf

Sun: Full Sun

Bloom Group: 4, Late Mid Season

Ripening Time: October

Pollination: Tree is Triploid requiring two other apples from pollen groups 3-5 to pollinate but does not pollinate other trees in return.

Cider Profile: Bittersweet Tannin: 1.6g/L, Acid: .31% TA, Sugar: °Brix 12.0

G.41 Rootstock Qualities