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White Winter Pearmain (Graaf)

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in the eastern states, USA. Recorded in 1849. Fruits have firm, crisp, tender, fine flesh with a subacid and aromatic flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1962 - 064


Accession name
White Winter Pearmain (Graaff)
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
medium 1
Truncate conical 1
strong 1
strong 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
very low 1
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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