Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This Week: Baldwin


Once the king of American apples, this variety is named for the Revolutionary War hero who popularized it.

Baldwins are crisp, hard, and richly flavored. They mellow in storage.

Baldwin Tips:

  • Baldwin is a great apple. In my review, I give it two stars (out of three).
  • Baldwin the apple was brought to the attention to Baldwin the man during the course of surveying for the Middlesex Canal (Massachusetts).
  • A stone monument marks the site of the original tree.
  • New England communities fought over this apple.
  • Baldwin trees died by the thousands in the harsh winter of 1934. Farmers replaced them with McIntosh, and an era ended.

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