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Maiden's Blush apple

Cooking, dessert and cider apple, also dries well. Flat, round pale yellow-skinned fruit with crimson blush. Crisp, tender flesh with sharp acid flavor that mellows with ripening.

USDA identification images for Maiden's Blush

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Visitor reviews

    • 29 Mar 2022 
      A friend in Latrobe PA had an apple he said was Maiden's Blush. THe color described here is the same. Flavor was good, but it was not a good cooking apple, unless you were cooking applesauce, as it would fall apart at a hot word. But it made the best applesauce I ever tasted, needing no sugar, as it had plenty of flavor.
    • 27 Dec 2011  NW VA, United States
      Tasted this beautiful apple at Weston's antique apple orchard in New Berlin, WI. Beautiful pale yellow with intense red blush, stood out in the orchard. Addictive taste, intensely lemony/sweet tart. I want my own.

    Tree register

    United States


    Harvest records for this variety

    2017 season

    • 3rd week August  2017  - tree owned by Dennis in Bradford, United States

    2015 season

    • 4th week August  2015  - tree owned by Susanna in Clare, United States

    2013 season

    • 4th week August  2013  - tree owned by Alison in Albion, United States


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Originates from: New Jersey, United States
    • Introduced: 1817


    • Country of origin: United States

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Maiden's Blush:

    United States



    • Cedar-Apple Rust  
      Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
      Rated as resistant - control only needed under high disease pressure.

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