Pink Pearl Apple Tree (Malus ‘Pink Pearl’)

Pink Pearl Apple Tree

  • Creamy Pink Sweet-Tart Flesh!
  • Soft Yellow-Green Skin & Pink Blush!
  • Adaptable Heirloom!
  • Fragrant Pink Spring Blooms
  • Full Sun!
  • Pollinators Love the Flowers
  • Early Fall Ripening
  • Very Cold Hardy
  • ~600 Chill Hours
  • Holds its Color When Cooked
  • Baking, Preserves, Juicing, Sauce, Fresh & Stores Short Term!
  • Early Blooming
  • Needs Jonathan, McIntosh, Yellow Transparent, Dolgo or Zestar Pollinators

Just imagine, pink applesauce? Pink apple pie? Pink apple juice? The rosy goodness and ornamental beauty of the Pink Pearl Apple Tree (Malus ‘Pink Pearl’) is an heirloom variety Apple that will have your baked goods blushing!

Well-known and one of the first Pink Apples on the market, this is generally a medium-sized fruit tree with a strong conical shape. A pink-fleshed apple introduced in 1944 by Albert Etter, a California plant breeder, these heirlooms have been enchanting home growers ever since!

This is an early blooming apple, the bright pink blossoms attract many hungry pollinators looking for a spring feast! Fragrant and a colorful burst of spring glory, these are as ornamental as they are beneficial fruit trees!

The translucent, soft greenish-yellow skin has a rosy, youthful pink blush! The flesh is also a soft rosy pink when cut with creamy white highlights! Tart to sweet-tart depending on when you’ve harvested it, the color holds even after baked or cooked!

Pink Pearl apples ripen in late August to mid-September. It is a wonderful table Apple and makes beautiful pink applesauce!

Also great for fresh eating, baking into pies, chutney and preserves, desserts, sauce and stores fairly well! Juice for ciders and out of this world, healthy snacking!

How to Use Pink Pearl Apple Tree In The Landscape

Highly ornamental and beautiful landscape trees, Apple blossoms have entire festivals devoted to their beauty!

Sized and suitable for front yard gardening and edible landscaping that doesn’t need to be hidden out of sight, these burst onto the spring scene in a brilliant pink explosion of color!

The summer foliage is just as handsome with a touch of fall color, these lovely heirloom trees fit into most sized gardens and with some summer pruning, can be trained smaller yet!

Fantastic orchard trees that pollinate among other early blooming apple varieties, this is a colorful, fragrant and hardy tree for the home garden, orchard or dual-purpose landscaping!

Pick your apples a bit earlier for tart baking apples, or later for sweet fresh-eating!

Tips For Care

Resistant to Apple Scab, these cold-hardy fruit trees are tolerant of growing zones 4-9 heat and around 600 chill hours.

Full sun is the way to go for almost all fruit trees and Pink Pearl is no different. For the best growth, the most blooms and the largest fruit set, 8 hours or more of full sun per day is necessary.

Not particular on soil type, any organically enriched soil that has excellent drainage will provide a bounty of healthy fruit and a vigorous tree. These are widely adaptable trees!

Keep well watered to protect your investment and have the juiciest crops! Don’t let dry out while establishing nor let endure drought without supplemental watering. Moderate, yet consistent soil moisture is key for the best yield!

A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Prune in summer or late winter before growth, these are easily trained smaller or as Espalier if you desire!

Pink Pearl Apple Tree (Malus ‘Pink Pearl’) Details

Common name Pink Pearl Apple Tree
Botanical name Malus 'Pink Pearl'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time 3 - 5 years
Height 12 - 15 ft.
Width 12 - 15 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Low Once Established
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color White