The Pink Pearl apple tree is a unique apple with distinctive pink flesh beneath translucent, pearly yellow skin, which sometimes also bears a light pink blush. The Pink Pearl apple tree was introduced in 1944 by the renowned California plant breeder Albert Etter. Not simply just a novelty, but a great tasting apple with firm flesh. Pink Pearl apples are tart to sweet-tart, depending on time of harvest. Pink Pearl apples are wonderful for baking, especially in open-topped tarts or in sauces where their pink color can really shine. They are also a good choice for eating fresh, whether alone of as part of a salad. Pink Pearl are harvested in late summer and don't last long in storage, so you'll need to be quick to enjoy this special summer apple. Blooms very attractive. One of our most popular varieties. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Pink Pearl and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
Uses:Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Red Fleshed
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: California 1944
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 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.