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Blue Pearmain



A late season dessert apple from America with a distinctive blue bloom.

Origin: USA, 1800

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

Blue 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 Blue Pearmain

Blue Pearmain is an old variety first recorded in the early 19th Century probably originating from the USA. Received the RHS Award of Merit 1893 and First Class Certificate 1896. Widely planted in New England and New York State in the 19th Century.

Large, round-conical fruit. Dark red flush over a green skin. Distinctive blue bloom gives the variety its name. Soft, cream coloured flesh. Delicate aromatic flavour. Stores well.

Characteristics of Blue Pearmain apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourAromatic
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useDec-Feb
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners