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Scarlet Pearmain

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in England. Introduced in about 1800 by Bell, land agent at Sion House, Middlesex. Fruits have firm, crisp, coarse, yellowish flesh with a moderately sweet flavour.

?French Pippin, Bell's Scarlet, Bell's Scarlet Pearmain, Ecarlate, Ecarlate d'Hiver, Ecarlatine, Englische Scharlach Parmane, Englische scharlach rote Parmane, Englische Scharlach-Parmaene, Englische Scharlachparmaene, Englische Scharlachrote Parmaene, Englische scharlachrothe Parmane, Escarlatine, Hood's Seedling, Hood's Seedling Pippin, Melville Pippin, Oxford Peach, Oxford Peach Apple, Oxford's Peach, Parmaene scarlatto, Parmen krasnii, Parmen Krasnyi, Parmen rosu, Parmen sarlah-rosu, Parmen sharlakhovui, Parmena sarlotova, Parmena szkarlatna, Pearmain Anglaise Ecarlate, Pearmain ecarlate, Pearmain Scarlet, Red Sigles, Safran Krasnii, Scarlet Oxford Peach, Scharlach Parmaene, Scharlach rote Parmane, Scharlachrote Parmaene, Scharlachrote Parmane, Scharlachrothe Parmaene, Scharlachrothe Parmane, Sigler's Red, Sigles Red, Skarbat prios parmen, Sofran rosu de toamna
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Truncate conical 2
medium 2
54.00mm 2
60.50mm 2
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
low 2
Weak 2
crisp 2
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1957 - 227


Accession name
Scarlet Pearmain
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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