Blue Pearmain

Blue Pearmain Apple

Fall-Winter. Thought to be from Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 1700s. One of New England’s most famous varieties. Mentioned by Henry David Thoreau as a favorite in his wonderful essay “Wild Apples.”

Incredibly beautiful medium to very large fruit is streaked and splashed with purplish red, mottled with russet and covered with a distinct blue bloom. Fairly dry flesh, firm, dense and slightly crisp, sweet with a bit of a tart background flavor.

Tasty eaten out of hand. Our favorite for baked apples. It was made to be stuffed and baked. In a pie, it has just enough firmness, and a good balance of sweet and tart with hints of pear. Tart coarse yellow sauce cooks up in a couple minutes.

Grown throughout much of Maine for well over 200 years, and still found here and there. Keeps in the root cellar until midwinter. Blooms midseason. Z4-6. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees)

115 Blue Pearmain
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