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Apple (Malus) Adam's Pearmain
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Adam's Pearmain


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.

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General attributes

Comparatively trouble free Comparatively trouble free
Suitable for planting in any UK district Suitable for planting in any UK district
Protect from frost Protect from frost

Uses for this variety

Good Eater Eating
Suitable for juicing Juice

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 2 Flowering group 2
Self-fertile Tip-bearer
Disease resistance Disease resistance
Picking month Mid October Picking month Mid October
Stores until March Stores until March