Claygate Pearmain apple trees

Claygate Pearmain
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Picking season: Very late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Juice

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

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Claygate Pearmain apple trees bare-root
G.41 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


How to grow

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.

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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.

Claygate Pearmain characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Very late
  • Uses: Eating fresh Juice
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples): Aromatic
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Good
  • Scab: Very resistant

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit color: Orange flush
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit