Fall-Winter. Probably Skowhegan, Maine, before 1870.
Absolutely delicious dessert (fresh eating) apple with a distinct pear flavor and firm white juicy mildly tart flesh. Steadily gaining a devoted following.
Medium-sized slightly ribbed and muffin-shaped fruit has a soft opaque greenish-yellow skin with a rosy pink blush, a russet veil, and a greyish bloom. Produces excellent juice. Pick late and eat them in the fall and all winter.
Until recently the only trees we knew of were at The Apple Farm in Fairfield, across the line from Skowhegan, Maine. Through the generosity of the Meyerhans, the Gray Pearmain is now grown throughout Maine and beyond.
Annually bearing easy-to-grow medium-sized spreading tree. Blooms midseason. Z4-6. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees)