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.
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: North Carolina 1755
Disease resistance: Good
Storage: 3 months or more
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side 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.