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Adams's Pearmain

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Brought to notice in 1826 and introduced and exhibited by R. Adams from Herefordshire. A popular Edwardian and Victorian dessert apple. Fruits are juicy and a little sweet, with a pleasant aromatic flavour.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Croft Pendarren)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)
Truncate conical 2
medium 2
65.00mm 2
70.00mm 2
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
low-medium 2
crisp 2
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1976 - 137


Accession name
Adam's Pearmain (LA 73A)
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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