The Baldwin apple tree produces a bright red winter apple, very fine quality. The Baldwin apple tree was the most popular apple in New England. A harsh winter in 1934 wiped out most of the Baldwin apple orchards so its popularity was lost. Aside from cider making it was also known as an exceptionally good pie apple and due to its inherent hardness would maintain more crispness through the baking process than other apples would. The Baldwin apple makes a delicious cider base, and great for pies and eating fresh out of hand. The apple is often medium to large, sometimes very large. Skin yellow, flushed orange, striped red. Flesh firm to coarse, yellowish; flavor sweet and crisp. The Baldwin apple tree is often a biennial bearer, but can be regulated with timely pruning and thinning. Consider Grimes Golden, Liberty and/or White Pearmain for pollination. Triploid. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Baldwin apple trees for sale.
Uses: Fresh eating, cider, cooking, sauce and pies
Harvest Period: Late
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: None/Sterile best plant with Self-Fertile apple
Origin Date: Massachusetts 1784
Disease resistance: Good
Storage: 3 to 6 months
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more..
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.