Apple - Blue Pearmain

Blue Pearmain Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Blue Pearmain Apple Trees for sale - order online

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 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.



Main characteristics of Blue Pearmain

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Aromatic
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Dec-Feb

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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