Golden Pearmain
North Carolina 1755


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Golden Pearmain apple trees are believed to be one of the original apples grown in Thomas Jefferson’s orchards in Monticello. The Golden Pearmain apple tree was first recognized in North Carolina in 1755. It is a round apple with flattened ends and slightly irregular shape with short stem. Initially green, but colors to red on sunny side with greenish-gold background with orange blush and light red stripes.  The flesh of Golden Pearmain apples is yellow, firm, fine, crisp, juicy and sweet. Good for pastry and savory dishes. Also retains its shape when cooked.  Often considered for cider, but it's mainly one of our favorite refreshing late season dessert apples.  It received the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 1993. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Golden Pearmain apple trees for sale.

CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, Certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO) species. Reg. #40-002449

Growing Considerations for Golden Pearmain
North Carolina 1755

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating

Harvest Period: Midseason, Late

Bloom Period: Midseason

Origin Date: 1800`s

Storage: 3 Months or More

Disease Resistance: Good

Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.

Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             
Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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Robert McKee
5 of 5 Stars
I grew up on Long Island in a house that was built in 1890. It had a large apple tree in the backyard that was very old. My mother used to make apple pies for us 8 kids from this tree. I have found a scion of that tree and it is a Gloria Mundi. I am overjoyed!


This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 07 September, 2014.