Blue Pearmain is an heirloom American apple first discovered sometime before 1833. A fresh-eating apple.
Blue Pearmain is beautiful and distinctly blue. In Rowan Jacobson's Apple of Uncommon Character he describes Blue Pearmain as "mottled with pink, green, yellow, orange, taupe, auburn, carmine and black, all airbrushed with loveliest powdery blue bloom". Mild, sweet rich and mild acid flavor. Flesh firm, rather coarse, and aromatic.
Blue Pearmain ripens in October in upstate New York. It is best to eat between November-February. This keeper dries and shrivels in storage, yet retains good flavor.