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Claygate Pearmain apple trees

RHS AGM for Claygate Pearmain
  • Pick: Very late-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Juicing 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Claygate Pearmain is a popular English apple of the Victorian era, with the classic 'pearmain' shape. It has a soft juicy flesh with some aromatic qualities.

Claygate Pearmain apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Summary features of Claygate Pearmain

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Poor?
  • Ploidy: Triploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Scab: Very resistant?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Very late?
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for juice
  • Drying / Discoloring: Oxidising?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • USDA Zone 4: Yes
  • USDA Zone 5: Yes
  • USDA Zone 6: Yes
  • USDA Zone 7: Yes
  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?


Pollination guide for Claygate Pearmain

Claygate Pearmain is in flowering group 4. Claygate Pearmain is a triploid variety and cannot pollinate other varieties. It needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. You can either plant a self-fertile variety (which will pollinate itself and the Claygate Pearmain) or you can plant two pollination partners which must each be of different varieties and able to cross-pollinate each other as well as the Claygate Pearmain. If you need further advice on this just get in touch.

How to grow Claygate Pearmain apple trees

Claygate Pearmain is well-suited to the climate of the northern states. In fact this is a variety that often does better in the USA than in its native England, where summers are often too short for its liking.

Claygate Pearmain is a reliable variety, not greatly troubled by disease. The tree is of average vigour and crops well.



Historical details

Discovered in the early 19th century by English apple enthusiast John Braddick, growing near the village of Claygate in Surrey, England. Its ancestry is unknown.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Claygate Pearmain'




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