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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 it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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