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Pink Pearl Apple Tree

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Rosy Pink Fleshed Jewels - 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!

#ProPlantTips 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!

For fantastically colored fruit and baked goods, you'll love the Pink Pearl Apple Tree as much as we do! Order yours from Nature Hills while they last!


Recommended pollinators include Jonathan, McIntosh, Yellow Transparent, Dolgo or Zestar!®

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Pink Pearl Apple Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus 'Pink Pearl'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years
When To Prune When Dormant
Fragrant Yes