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Christmas Pearmain



A pretty slightly aromatic late dessert apple.

Origin: Kent UK, 1893

Pollination: Christmas Pearmain is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

Christmas Pearmain apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Christmas Pearmain tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Christmas Pearmain tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Christmas Pearmain tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Christmas Pearmain tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Christmas Pearmain tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

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).

History and description of Christmas Pearmain

English variety raised by Mr Manser and introduced by the nurseryman G Bunyard of Maidstone, Kent. First recorded 1893. Medium sized, oblong fruit. Pretty apple with red stripes and russsetting over a green skin. Juicy, crisp, yellow flesh. Good, sweet, rich flavour.

Characteristics of Christmas Pearmain apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useNov-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Pollination date5
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners