Also known as: Baldwin Rosenapfel, Baldwin’s Rother Pippin, Red Baldwin Pippin, Woodpecker, Butters, Steele’s Red Winter, Flech
Once one of the largest selling commercial varieties in the northeast, Baldwin was replaced by McIntosh and other varieties when several million Baldwin trees were killed by a series of bitter winters beginning in 1918. Discovered as a seedling in 1740 by John Ball in Lowell, Massachusetts, it soon became immensely popular in New England. Fruit is medium to large in size with tough yellow skin nearly covered with dark red and crimson. The yellowish-white flesh is firm, crisp, and juicy. Ripens September in warmer regions, November in colder areas. Keeps well into March and April when mountain grown.