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Old Pearmain (of Kelsey)

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Believed to have originated either in the UK or France. It was mentioned in both countries in about 1200. Fruits have a pleasant rich flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1924 - 049

  

Accession name
Old Pearmain (of Kelsey)
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
65.07 mm 1
Width
73.63 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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