|Botanical Name||Malus 'Pink Pearl'|
|Mature Height||12 Feet|
|Mature Width||5 Feet|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||Zones 5-9|
ℹ On the outside it appears to be a normal apple, but once you take a bite, you're in for quite the surprise! The Pink Pearl Heirloom apple tree is a unique apple with distinctive and stunning delicate fine grained pink flesh beneath translucent, pearly yellow-green skin, which sometimes also bears a light pink blush! The Pink Pearl apple tree was introduced in 1944 and bred by the renowned California plant breeder Albert Etter from a seedling of the 'Surprise' Apple variety. Not simply just a novelty, but a great tasting apple with firm flesh. Highly aromatic the Pink Pearl has a balanced sweet-tart flavor with nuances of raspberries and grapefruit. The Pink Pearl is quite crisp with a great texture and has also been likened to jolly ranchers and lifesavers, a bit of a sweet candy taste, according to Watts, a PhD candidate at Dalhousie University's Faculty of Agriculture. Its bright pink interior is delightful to see compared to the white-ish flesh of most apples. It is great eaten fresh or for applesauce and baking, adding an amazing visual interest to classic pies and pastries! You likely will not be able to find this apple in any grocery store or farmers market. Start growing Pink Pearl Apple and experience all that this spectacular unique fruit has to offer!!!