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: Our grafted/budded apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, and cherry trees are about 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. Most other trees are seedlings ranging from 18-36" tall. You know if a tree is a seedling when the rootstock selected says "Seedling".

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