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Worcester Pearmain

A very popular sweet early dessert apple particularly suitable for growing in colder regions.

Origin: Worcestershire UK, 1873

Pollination: Worcester Pearmain is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.  Pollination partners

Worcester Pearmain apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

MaidenM9Dwarfing £23.50
< 5 in stock
MaidenM26Semi-dwarfing £23.50
MaidenMM106Semi-vigorous £23.50
< 5 in stock

If you do not see the rootstock you require it is likely we can graft a tree especially for you - click here for more details of our custom-grafting service.

Pre-trained trees

These trees have already had some formative training in the nursery.

Fan TrainedMM106Semi-vigorous £39.50

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History and description of Worcester Pearmain

Raised by Mr Hale of Swan Pool, St Johns, Worcester, UK. Believed to have been a Devonshire Quarrenden seedling. Introduced by St John's Nursery 1874. Received a First Class Certificate from the RHS in 1875. It soon became established as the main early commercial variety in England and continues to be grown commercially on a relatively small scale.

Medium sized, round-conical fruit. Often lopsided. Bright red flush almost completely covering the smooth yellowish green skin. White, firm but tender, juicy flesh. Very sweet. Flavour can be variable. At its best a lovely sweet intense strawberry flavour but rather plain at other times. Does not keep well. The fruit should be left on the tree for as long as possible for the flavour and colour to develop and eaten soon after picking.

Modrately vigorous tree. Partial tip bearer. Very attractive blossom. Partially self-fertile heavy cropper. Resistant to mildew but prone to scab and canker. Suitable for growing in colder northern but not very humid areas.

Characteristics of Worcester Pearmain apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly/Mid Sep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingPartial tip-bearer
Disease resistanceScab - Susceptible
Canker - Susceptible
Mildew - Very resistant
Suitable forDry Regions
Late Frost
Northern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageDevonshire Quarrenden
Laxton's Early Crimson
Elton Beauty
Exeter Cross
Hunter's Majestic
Lord Lambourne
Merton Worcester
Michaelmas Red
Tydeman's Early Worcester
William Crump