Baldwin apples, while not extinct, are very difficult to find in commercial stores and markets today. Baldwin apple trees still can be found wild in abandoned orchards in New England, notably in Vermont. Baldwin apples were once the most popular apples in the United States but have largely fell out of existence with the introduction of the Red Delicious. Baldwin apples were initially named for the Baldwin family of Woburn, MA, though the family has no financial connections to the apples today. James Baldwin, a professor at Boston University and an apple lover, laments the loss of his family’s apple.

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