Pink Pearl apple trees

Pink Pearl apple
  • Picking season: Early
  • Gardening skill: Some needed
  • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 1
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Juice
  • Uses: Hard cider

Pink Pearl was one of the first pink-fleshed apples to become available, and perhaps the best-known.

Although the apples can be eaten fresh, this is really a variety for the kitchen - the pink-flesh makes a real difference for apple sauce or cider.


Pink Pearl apple trees for sale

Mature height*
1-year Pink Pearl apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
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Historical details

Pink Pearl was developed by Californian enthusiast Albert Etter in the 1940s.

Pink Pearl characteristics


  • Picking season: Early
  • Uses: Cooking Juice Hard cider
  • Cropping: Light
  • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
  • Flavor style (apples): Sharper
  • Juice style: Sharper
  • Juice color: Pale red


  • Gardening skill: Some needed
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 1
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Weak growing
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Poor


  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)


  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit color: Orange / Red
  • Fruit size: Average

Similar varieties

  • See also Redfield
    Malus domestica x Malus niedzwetzkyana
    An unusual apple / crab-apple cross, with distinctive red-flesh.
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