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Worcester Pearmain

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Mr Hale of Swan Pool, near Worcester, England. Introduced by Smith of Worcester in 1874. Received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1875. Fruits have firm, white, a little juicy flesh with a sweet and pleasant flavour.

Pearmain de Worcester, Worcester, Worcester Parmaene, Worcester Parman, Worcester Parmane, Worcester-Parman, Worchester Parmane
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Devonshire Quarrenden x Unknown
Mother to:
Hunter's Majestic
Laxton's Early Crimson
Ruby (Seabrook)
Exeter Cross
Laxton's Herald
Father to:
Tydeman's Early Worcester
Merton Worcester
Red Army
Laxton's Leader
Pioneer (1)
Tydeman's Harvest
William Crump
Tydeman's Michaelmas Red
Lord Lambourne
Opal (Seabrook)
Winston coloured sport
Elton Beauty

Accession No.
1992 - 104

A clone of Worcester Pearmain. Originated at Parsons Mead School, Ashtead, Surrey. Received by the National Fruit Collection, Brogdale in 1992. Fruits have firm, white flesh with a sweet and pleasant flavour.

Accession name
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
4th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
early september 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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

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