Pink Pearl Apple

September 12th, 2011 by Erin Gennow
Pink Pearl Apple

Pink Pearl Apple

Review – Pink Pearl Apple

A couple weeks ago I went to the farmers’ market during lunch and bought a Pink Pearl Apple.  This was a new variety for me.  The skin of Pink Pearl is a light yellow-green color, and the flesh is bright pink to red, hence the name.  It’s as delicious as it is pretty.  Firm, crisp, sweet, and tart, which happen to all be traits I look for in an apple.

Sliced Pink Pearl Apple with Red Flame Grapes

Sliced Pink Pearl Apple with Red Flame Grapes

Upon further research I discovered Albert Etter developed the Pink Pearl in 1944 in Northern California.  I cannot believe it took me nine years of living in California for me to discover this apple.  It does appear that the fruit season of Pink Pearl’s is relatively short, from late August to mid-September.  Hopefully I can buy a couple more this week before they’re gone for the season.

Pink Pearl Apple 2

Pink Pearl Apple 2

Check out these awesome sites:

Green Mantle Nursery (History of Albert Etter)

 

Trees of Antiquity (Heirloom Fruit Tree and Seed Seller)

 

 

 

 

 

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