Apple - Hormead Pearmain

Hormead Pearmain Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Hormead Pearmain Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.




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.




Main characteristics of Hormead Pearmain

Use Culinary
Colour Green
Flavour Subacid
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Nov-Mar

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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