Claygate Pearmain is a popular English apple of the Victorian era, with the classic 'pearmain' shape. It has a soft juicy flesh with some aromatic qualities.
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Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.
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Claygate Pearmain is in flowering group 4. Claygate Pearmain is a triploid variety and cannot pollinate other varieties. It needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. You can either plant a self-fertile variety (which will pollinate itself and the Claygate Pearmain) or you can plant two pollination partners which must each be of different varieties and able to cross-pollinate each other as well as the Claygate Pearmain. If you need further advice on this just get in touch.
Claygate Pearmain is a reliable variety, not greatly troubled by disease. The tree is of average vigour and crops well. It grows best in southern areas as it needs a fairly long ripening period.
Discovered in the early 19th century by English apple enthusiast John Braddick, growing near the village of Claygate in Surrey, England. Its ancestry is unknown.
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