They have pale yellow skin with a deep red blush. The skin is tough but thin and smooth.
Inside, the flesh is slightly off-white, tender, and crisp.
The apple ripens anywhere from July to September, depending on location. It ripens over a period of a month. Its tart flavour mellows the more it ripens.
The tree requires 4 to 6 years till it first bears a decent crop, but then becomes a reliable heavy annual bearer.
Maiden’s Blush Apples are not the same as the Irish variety of apples also called “Maiden Blush.”
For fresh-eating and cooking.
Also good for drying — does not discolour when dried.
This Maiden Blush apple was discovered by a Samuel Allinson of Burlington, New Jersey. It was recorded by William Coxe of Philadelphia in his “A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees” (1817.)