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About the Baldwin apple

This apple was found around 1740 on John Ball’s farm in Wilmington Massachusetts. Originally known as “Pecker” or “Woodpecker” because the tree was frequented by the bird, it was renamed in the early 1800’s as it became more popular. Colonel Loammi Baldwin was an engineer on the Middlesex Canal and his statue at North Wouburn is wreathed in apples and inscribed ‘Disseminator of the apple in honor of him called the Baldwin apple, which proceeds from a tree growing wild about 2 miles north of this monument’. Scions from the original Baldwin tree were brought into Maine by Captain Thomas Coolidge, a son-in-law of Mr. Baldwin in 1872. Baldwin was the leading apple in Maine for many years until a harsh winter in the 1930’s killed the majority of the trees in the state. McIntosh, for its cold-hardiness, became the new favorite. Baldwins store extremely well.

McDougal Orchards grows Baldwin apples. Located only 45 minutes from Portland, ME and 1.5 hours from Boston, MA, McDougal Orchards is easy to get to. Come enjoy picking your own fruit during the typical harvest season of Mid October, enjoy Apple Cider Donuts at Capt. Jack's Donut Shack on the weekends and browse our farm store with lots of goodies.

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