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Christmas Pearmain

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Mr Manser and first recorded in 1893. It was introduced by G. Bunyard & Co., Maidstone, Kent. Fruits are crisp and juicy with a pleasant aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Bunyard's Christmas Pearmain
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Ellipsoid 2
Size
medium 2
Height
48.00mm 2
Width
55.00mm 2
Ribbing
absent 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
2000 - 026

  

Accession name
Christmas Pearmain
Flowering time  ›››
30th April10% flowering
5th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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