Apple - Adams Pearmain

Adams Pearmain Apple

Open Day tree location: A2-110

Malus domestica
A handsome apple with an unusual conical shape and a dry nutty flavour.

Origin: Norfolk UK 1826

Pollination:  Adams Pearmain is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Adams Pearmain Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.00
M9 - Dwarfing   2 years Espalier (2 Tier) Available £47.50
M9 - Dwarfing   2 years Espalier (2 Tier) *Reduced Price* Sold out £35.00
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.00
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush Available £28.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price* Available £21.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Espalier (1 tier) Available £25.00
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.00
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price* Available £12.75
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Espalier (2 Tier) Available £47.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard Available £28.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.00

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20


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History and description of Adams Pearmain

Adams Pearmain is an old English variety of uncertain origin. It was first brought to notice in 1826 by Robert Adams who had obtained the variety from Norfolk and referred to it as Norfolk Pippin. Other sources believe that it originated in Herefordshire where it was known as Hanging Pearmain. It was a popular commercial variety in Victorian England because of its handsome appearance.

Medium sized, conical to long-conical fruit. Orange-red flush almost covering all the greenish yellow skin. The skin is fairly rough with many light brown russet patches. Fairly dry, crisp, creamy white flesh. Nutty flavour similar to Egremont Russet.

Moderately vigorous, spreading tree. Partial tip bearer. Good cropper but with some biennial tendency.




Main characteristics of Adams Pearmain

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Aromatic
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Mar

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Suitable for Late Frost
Special features Attractive Blossom
Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  9
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  Adams's Pearmain