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Worcester Pearmain Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)


A strawberry-flavored English heirloom.

Worcester Pearmain is a moderately vigorous tree that is susceptible to fireblight, scab, and canker but resistant to powdery mildew. It is reported to be partially self-fertile.

Ripening early, this apple has a skin that is deep red over yellow-green and speckled with russet lenticels. The flesh is crisp, firm, and white, with a perfumed sweetness that is distinctly strawberry-like. The apples are best eaten fresh from the tree; they do not store well.

Worcester Pearmain is from Worcester, England, where it was first propagated by William Hayes in the 1870's. Its parentage is not certainly known, but it is likely that one of its parents was Devonshire Quarrenden, which also has a strong strawberry flavor. This tree received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society 1875, and it has been used as a breeding parent for many other apples, including Katja, William Crump, Akane, and Pearl.

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Worcester Pearmain Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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Worcester Pearmain is a moderately vigorous tree that is susceptible to fireblight, scab, and canker but resistant to powdery mildew. It is reported to be partially self-fertile.

Ripening early, this apple has a skin that is deep red over yellow-green and speckled with russet lenticels. The flesh is crisp, firm, and white, with a perfumed sweetness that is distinctly strawberry-like. The apples are best eaten fresh from the tree; they do not store well.

Worcester Pearmain is from Worcester, England, where it was first propagated by William Hayes in the 1870's. Its parentage is not certainly known, but it is likely that one of its parents was Devonshire Quarrenden, which also has a strong strawberry flavor. This tree received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society 1875, and it has been used as a breeding parent for many other apples, including Katja, William Crump, Akane, and Pearl.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Worcester, England
Introduced in: 1870's
Introduced by: William Hayes

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 7
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Sep 08 (approximate, in New York State) 7 days before McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Susceptible
Fireblight: Susceptible
Perennial Canker: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? Partial
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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