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Claygate Pearmain

A very good late russet apple with a strong sweet sharp flavour.

Origin: Surrey UK, 1822

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

Claygate 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.

MaidenMM106Semi-vigorous £23.50

2-year pre-trained trees

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

Espalier (2 Tier)MM106Semi-vigorous £69.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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History and description of Claygate Pearmain

Claygate Pearmain was discovered by John Braddick growing in a hedge near his home in the village of Claygate, Thames Ditton, Surrey, UK. Braddick sent specimens to the London Horticultural Society in 1822. Received RHS Award of Merit in 1901 and a First Class Certificate in 1921. Popular as a garden variety in Victorian and Edwardian England.

Medium to large, oblong-conical fruit. Orange-red flush over greenish yellow skin covered in a rough scaley russet. Firm, slightly crumbling flesh with a strong nutty, rich, aromatic flavour. Keeps well.

Characteristics of Claygate Pearmain apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly/Mid Oct
Season of useDec-Feb
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Pollination date12
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners