Golden Pearmain Apple

Golden Pearmain Apple

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History: Golden Pearmain was first discovered in North Carolina in 1755 and is believed to be one of the apples grown by Thomas Jefferson at his garden in Monticello. 

Why We Grow It: Golden Pearmain produce a flattish green fruit that colours to red on the side that faces the sun. This crisp, juicy apple has a hint of tartness and is great when eaten fresh. It can also be used to make a great cider and is great for both cooking and baking since the apple holds its shape well.

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring. Generally quite adaptable to different soil conditions. 

Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Moderately vigorous and produces heavy and reliable crops. Good disease resistance. 

Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

Pollination: Requires a pollinator of a different apple variety that blooms around the same time

Flowering Time: Middle

Ripens: Early October

Storage: Keeps until January when stored in cool, humid conditions

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, cider, cooking, baking

Size including roots:

  • 1m+ Whip: 100-200cm
  • 1m+ Branched: 100cm+ with at least three branches 30cm+
  • 50-80cm Whip: 50-80cm
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