New season starts September 2014Order now for delivery in September (pot-grown trees) or November (bare-root). 

Claygate Pearmain apple trees

RHS AGM for Claygate Pearmain
  • Pick: Very late-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Juicing 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

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.

Order now for delivery week commencing 1st September 2014.

Claygate Pearmain apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2014 - February 2015)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £18.45
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) Standard 1.75m - bare-root - M25 rootstock £26.45

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.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Claygate Pearmain

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Poor?
  • Ploidy: Triploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Scab: Very resistant?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Very late?
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for juice
  • Drying / Discoloring: Oxidising?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?


Pollination guide for Claygate Pearmain

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.

How to grow Claygate Pearmain apple trees

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.



Historical details

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.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Claygate Pearmain'




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