The Baldwin is an antique apple, discovered as a chance seedling in Massachusetts in 1740. Formerly known as the "pecker" apple because the trunk of the original tree had been assaulted unmercifully by woodpeckers. The current name is attributed to Col. Loamme Baldwin, a high sheriff of the courts of Concord and Cambridge during the late 1700s. Medium to large size, the apple has conical to round fruit with yellow base skin flushed with orange and striped red. It has a juicy, firm, sweet to sub-acid flavor and aromatic.