Maiden’s Blush

Sweet Tart

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. Maiden’s Blush is an excellent choice for drying and for cider and wine-making.

Discovered: Late 1700s, New Jersey

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Midseason


Maiden’s Blush was discovered in New Jersey more than 300 years ago when apples were a winter staple. Because it stores well, it was widely grown to augment the winter food supply.

Grown at these orchards