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Winter Pearmain

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to be a very old English variety. Fruits have firm, crisp, yellowish flesh with a sweet, subacid flavour.

Duck's Bill, Ducksbill of Sussex, Englische Konig's Pearmain, English Winter Pearmain, Grange's Pearmain, Grauwe of Blanke Pepping van der Laan, Great Pearmain, Great Pearmaine, Hertfordshire Pearmain, Old Pearmain, Old Winter Pearmain, Paremens, Parmain d'Hiver, Peare-Maine, Pearemaine, Pearmain, Pearmain Anglaise d'Hiver, Pepin Parmain d'Angleterre, Pepin Parmain d'Hiver, Pepin Pearmain d'Angleterre, Pepin Pearmain d'Hiver, Peppin Parmain d'Hiver, Peppin-Parmain d'Hiver, Peremenes, Permein Drui d'Angleterre, Permenes, Reinette tres Tardive, Somerset Apple Royal, Striped Winter, Sussex Duck's Bill, Sussex Winter Pearmain, Winter Pearmain (of Sussex), Winter Pearmean, Winter Queening, Winter Quoining, Winterparmane
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Mother to:
Narrow conical 2
large 2
70.00mm 2
70.00mm 2
strong 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
very low 2
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1946 - 107


Accession name
Winter Pearmain
Flowering time  ›››
29th April10% flowering
6th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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