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Hormead Pearmain



A sharp tasting late cooking apple.

Origin: Hertfordshire UK, 1826

Pollination: Hormead Pearmain is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Hormead Pearmain apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Hormead Pearmain tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Hormead Pearmain tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Hormead Pearmain tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Hormead Pearmain tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Hormead Pearmain tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Hormead Pearmain

Thought to have been raised at Hormead, Hertfordshire. Recorded by the London Horticultural Society in 1826. Received the RHS Award of Merit in 1900. Popularised in the early 1900’s by Bunyard’s Nursery.

A medium sized apple. Round to round-conical shape, sometimes a little lop-sided. Flattened at base and apex. Pale green background skin colour becoming pale gold. Some fruit slightly flushed purplish brown. Quite greasy skin. White flesh, tinged yellow under the skin. A little coarse-textured, juicy, and very acid. When cooked keeps some shape.

Characteristics of Hormead Pearmain apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourGreen
FlavourSubacid
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useNov-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners