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Claygate Pearmain apple tree

Claygate Pearmain

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

  • Small 1-year bare-root tree $33.75
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.41 rootstock

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

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

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group4
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyTriploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • UsesEating freshJuice
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples)Aromatic
  • General resistanceGood
  • ScabVery resistant
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colorOrange flush