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Claygate Pearmain

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Discovered by John Braddick at Claygate, Surrey and exhibited to the Horticultural Society in 1821. It received an Award of Merit in 1901 and a First Class Certificate in 1921 from the Royal Horticultural Society. Fruits have firm, rather coarse textured juicy flesh with a rich aromatic flavour.

Archerfield Pearmain, Bradley's Pearmain, Brown's Pippin, Claygate Parmaine, Claygate Parmane, Claygate Parmena, Claygate Pippin, Claygate-Parmaene., Claygate-Parmane, Deepdane Pearmain, Deepdene Pearmain, Doncaster Pearmain, Empress Eugenie, Formosa Nonpareil, Formosa Pippin, Fowler's Pippin, Mason's, Mason's Ribston Parmain, Mason's Ribston Pearmain, Parmane Claygate, Parmen Kleigatskii, Pearmain Claygate, Pearmain de Claygate, Pomme de Claygate, Ribston Pearmain, Summer Pearmain, Winter Pearmain
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Broad globose conical 2
medium 2
59.00mm 2
67.00mm 2
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1941 - 023


Accession name
Claygate Pearmain
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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