Baldwin is an antique American apple which is still popular today. William Kendrick in his book the New American Orchardist (1833) states it is "recommended it for extensive cultivation".
The Victorian pomologist Robert Hogg stated Baldwin was "considered one of the finest apples in the Northern States of America".
It has the key element of a good apple - a balanced flavor (which is predominantly sweet). Baldwin is crisp to eat fresh, but is primarily an apple for the kitchen, where it keeps its shape when cooked. It also produces a sweet juice.