The flesh has very good, aromatic flavour.
The fruit ripens late August, early September.
The tree is very winter-hardy and is a generous producer.
Lord’s Seedling Apple is a seedling, probably of Baldwin apples, found by a James S. Lord of Linden, New York State, USA in his Baldwin apple orchard. He sent it in 1892 to the New York Experimental Station in Geneva, New York State.
Literature & Lore
“It is almost always an annual bearer, nothing to look at, yellow and more or less russeted but good size. It ripens in late August, and is one of the most aromatic, deliciously flavored apples I know. As a commercial variety it is absolutely worthless. It is only for the amateur. One of my colleagues, a New Englander like myself, is always vying with me to see who gets a good basketful of Lord’s Seedling.” — Professor George H. Howe (co-author “Fruits of New York”) to Robert A. Nitschke (1915 – 2012, lawyer and nurseryman.)