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Introduced: 1833, New England
An American heirloom with a distinctive bluish skin. The tree is hardy, fireblight resistant, and moderately vigorous. Blue Pearmain is beautiful and distinctly colored. In Rowan Jacobsen’s Apples of Uncommon Character he describes this apple’s appearance as “mottled with pink, green, yellow, orange, taupe, auburn, carmine and black, all airbrushed with loveliest powdery blue bloom.” With a flavor that is mildly acidic, sweet, and rich, the flesh is firm, rather coarse, and aromatic. It develops full flavor in storage and is best to eat between November and February.
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Plant where trees will get sun for most of the day in a well drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots, don’t add fertilizers or compost when filling the hole, save those for a top-dressing once the tree leafs out. Always protect your new trees with a “mouse guard” either a wrap from a garden center or a tube made from hardware cloth. Apple trees set better crops when at least two different varieties are planted for cross pollination.