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Blue Pearmain

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in U.S.A. It was known in the early 1800s. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1893 and a First Class Certificate in 1896. Fruits have somewhat dry, rather soft, coarse-textured flesh with a sweet, pleasant aromatic flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)
Truncate conical 2
medium 2
63.00mm 2
70.00mm 2
Ground Colour
Green 2
Over Colour
Dark Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1957 - 210


Accession name
Blue Pearmain
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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