They have smooth, yellow skin with a dark red flush, dotted with yellow.
Inside, the flesh is crisp, coarse, juicy, yellow and aromatic.
The flavour improves in storage..
These apples are considered best when grown at high altitudes.
They do not bruise easily.
Generally branded as all-purpose.
Stores well; at least 4 months.
Cannon Pearmain Apples were first mentioned in 1804 in the Virginia Argus newspaper.
They were grown commercially in Virginia until the early 1900s.
The word “pearmain” comes from the French adjective “parmanus”, meaning from Parma in northern Italy.