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Baldwin is one of the best New England apples, and one of the oldest. It is large and conical, with crimson red over a coppery green skin. Its cream-white flesh is crisp and juicy. It is aromatic with a spicy, sweet-tart flavor, and it holds its shape when cooked. An outstanding apple for fresh eating, it is also good baked, especially in pies. Baldwins store well. Baldwin excels as a fresh eating and cooking apple, and in cider. Baldwins are ready for picking in October through November.

Discovered: 1740 Wilmington, Massachusetts

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Late Season

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Apples of New England is an indispensable resource for anyone searching for apples in New England orchards, farm stands, or grocery stores — or trying to identify an apple tree in their own backyard. The book contains descriptions and color photographs of more than 200 apples discovered, grown, or sold in New England, accompanied by notes about flavor and texture, history, ripening time, storage quality, and best use. Apples of New England offers practical advice about rare heirlooms and newly discovered apples. 

Apples of New England includes chapters on the rich tradition of apple growing in New England, and on the “fathers” of American apples, Massachusetts natives John Chapman (“Johnny Appleseed”) and Henry David Thoreau. Apples of New England presents the apple in all of its splendor: as a biological wonder, as a super food, as a work of art, and as a cultural icon.


America’s Apple takes an in-depth look at how America’s favorite fruit is grown, packed, sold, and eaten. Includes chapters on heirloom apples, John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed), apple drinks, and the best way to cook with apples. America’s Apple has an illustrated index of 120 apple varieties grown in the United States, and nearly 50 four-color photographs from America’s orchards by Bar Lois Weeks. 


Apples of New England and America’s Apple are available at Amazon.com. For information about bulk orders, contact info@newenglandapples.org.