Nature is amazing, isn’t it? Just when you think you know what “normal” is, it throws you a curve ball. Nothing is really what it seems.

This odd little fruit is a great example. At first it appears to be a normal apple, but when you take a bite you get something you could never have imagined.

They’re called pink pearl apples, and they’re like fruit from another world.


Developed in 1944 by Albert Etter, pink pearl apples are known for their uniquely beautiful red-colored flesh.


These positively delicious apples are typically found only in California.

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Their flavor has been described as tart and sweet to perfection.

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They typically ripen between late August to mid-September, so get ready to be on the lookout!

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They add a really lovely visual touch to the traditional apple pie recipe.

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I’ll take 12, please.

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Who else wants one?


I really thought I was pretty well-versed in the world of apples, but you see something new every day. I just can’t wait to try one for myself. It’s like fruit from a fantasy world!

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