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Worcester Pearmain

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Mr Hale of Swan Pool, near Worcester, England. Introduced by Smith of Worcester in 1874. Received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1875. Fruits have firm, white, a little juicy flesh with a sweet and pleasant flavour.

Synonyms:
Pearmain de Worcester, Worcester, Worcester Parmaene, Worcester Parman, Worcester Parmane, Worcester-Parman, Worchester Parmane
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Parentage:
Devonshire Quarrenden x Unknown
Mother to:
Eros
Flame
Mio
Hunter's Majestic
Laxton's Early Crimson
Ruby (Seabrook)
Pearl
Discovery
Exeter Cross
Laxton's Herald
Jester
Father to:
Tydeman's Early Worcester
Merton Worcester
Red Army
Winston
Laxton's Leader
Pioneer (1)
Tydeman's Harvest
William Crump
Tydeman's Michaelmas Red
Lord Lambourne
Opal (Seabrook)
Katja
Winston coloured sport
Elton Beauty

Accession No.
1973 - 192

  

Accession name
Worcester Pearmain (EMLA)
Flowering time  ›››
1st May10% flowering
3rd MayFull (80%) flowering
11th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

Accession No.
1976 - 151

  

Accession name
Worcester Pearmain (LA)

Accession No.
1992 - 104

A clone of Worcester Pearmain. Originated at Parsons Mead School, Ashtead, Surrey. Received by the National Fruit Collection, Brogdale in 1992. Fruits have firm, white flesh with a sweet and pleasant flavour.

Accession name
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
4th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
early september 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register