Maiden’s Blush

Sweet Tart
Description

Maiden’s Blush is a good-looking multi-purpose apple with a red blush and light striping. It is a crisp, juicy, and sweet apple that is ready for picking in mid- to late September, with a good storage life. This is an excellent choice for drying and for cider and wine making.

Discovered: Late 1700s Burlington, New Jersey

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Midseason

History

Maiden’s Blush was discovered in New Jersey 200 years ago when apples were a winter staple. Because Maiden’s Blush stores well, it was widely grown to augment the winter food supply.