Malinda is a rare, medium-size, conical apple with dull yellow skin and patches or streaks of pink-orange blush. It sometimes has some russeting. Its flesh is crisp, juicy, and sweet, but undistinguished. It was valued more for its hardiness than its flavor.
Discovered: 1800s Orange County, Vermont
Malinda originated in Orange County, Vermont, and was being planted in Minnesota as early as 1860. One early reviewer called it the finest winter sweet apple yet known or cultivated in this country.