Description: Adam's Pearmain is a distinctive late, high quality dessert apple. Orange flush with attractive lenticel spots and red-brown smooth skin. Flesh is cream, juicy and crisp when fresh, later drier but tender. A rich, aromatic, nutty flavour; firmly textured. An excellent keeper, extremley attractive and a very healthy apple which is resistant to scab, frost and powdery mildew. A lovely white, pink tipped blossom in the spring and a dark green leaf.
History: Originates from Norfolk or Hereford where the apple was known as Hanging Pearmain. R. Adams brought notice and donated scion wood to London Horitcultural Society c1826 under the name of 'Norfolk Pearmain' because he had received them from Norfolk. But Dr Hogg was convinced it was a Herefordshire apple. A very popular variety in the Victorian era with London markets and fruiterers because it was attractive for window and table displays.