Baldwin Apple Tree


According to S. A. Beach’s ‘Apples of New York’, the Baldwin originated soon after 1740 as a chance seedling on the farm of Mr. John Ball of Wilmington, near Lowell, Massachusetts. The fruit is large and uniform in size. The skin is smooth, light yellow, blushed and mottled with bright red. The flesh is yellowish, firm, moderately coarse, crisp, rather tender, juicy, subacid, and aromatic. Suitable for cold hardiness zones 4 to 8.

General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.