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Claygate Pearmain Apple on G.41 (Spring 2021)


An English heirloom dessert apple for connoisseurs.

This is a neat, compact tree that is suitable for small gardens. Claygate Pearmain is a heavy cropper with good disease resistance; it is especially scab resistant. Genetic analysis has confirmed that this variety is triploid. It should not be used as a pollenizer, and two other varieties will be needed for full pollination.

In 1929, Edward Bunyard wrote that the Claygate Pearmain is "fully deserving of a place in the best dozen dessert apples." The fruit is medium to large and slightly elongated. It is blushed orange-red and russeted on a green background. The russeting has a beautiful silvery-pink tinge to it. The flesh is firm, coarse, and crisp, very juicy, and sweet, and the flavor is aromatic and complex, with citrus, spice, and tropical notes. This apple should be picked as late as possible and will achieve full flavor in storage.

Discovered at Claygate, Surrey, England by John Braddock, and presented to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1921, Claygate Pearmain received an Award of Merit in 1901 and a First Class Certificate in 1921. It was a very popular dessert apple in the Victorian era.

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This is a neat, compact tree that is suitable for small gardens. Claygate Pearmain is a heavy cropper with good disease resistance; it is especially scab resistant. Genetic analysis has confirmed that this variety is triploid. It should not be used as a pollenizer, and two other varieties will be needed for full pollination.

In 1929, Edward Bunyard wrote that the Claygate Pearmain is "fully deserving of a place in the best dozen dessert apples." The fruit is medium to large and slightly elongated. It is blushed orange-red and russeted on a green background. The russeting has a beautiful silvery-pink tinge to it. The flesh is firm, coarse, and crisp, very juicy, and sweet, and the flavor is aromatic and complex, with citrus, spice, and tropical notes. This apple should be picked as late as possible and will achieve full flavor in storage.

Discovered at Claygate, Surrey, England by John Braddock, and presented to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1921, Claygate Pearmain received an Award of Merit in 1901 and a First Class Certificate in 1921. It was a very popular dessert apple in the Victorian era.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, storage
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: orange
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Claygate, Surrey, England
Introduced in: 1821
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 29 (approximate, in New York State) + 14 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.41 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Very Resistant
Fireblight: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? N
Ploidy: Triploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Claygate Pearmain Apple on G.41. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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Crimson® Topaz CV. Apple on G.41 2021 71
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CrimsonCrisp™ Apple on G.214 2021 71
CrimsonCrisp™ Apple on G.41 2021 69

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