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Pink Pearl apple tree

Pink Pearl apple

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

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

 

Pink Pearl apple trees for sale

  • Medium 1-year bare-root tree $33.75
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.935 rootstock

How to grow

Like many other red-fleshed varieties Pink Pearl flowers very early in the blossom season.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

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

Pink Pearl characteristics

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group1
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • UsesCulinaryJuiceHard cider
  • CroppingLight
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Flavor style (apples)Sharper
  • Juice styleSharper
  • General resistancePoor
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colorOrange / Red
  • Fruit sizeAverage

Similar varieties

  • Malus domestica
    Almata
    Almata is a red-fleshed apple, with an acidic flavor. The blossom is deep red.
  • See also Redfield
    Malus domestica x Malus niedzwetzkyana
    Redfield
    An unusual apple / crab-apple cross, with distinctive red-flesh.