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Similkameen Nurseries Ltd.

Apple "Old Pearmain"

Regular price $41.50 CAD
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Old Pearmain

An Old English Favourite to Enjoy all the Winter

            [Acid-medium/high; Sugar-medium/low; Tannin-low]

Fresh, Culinary, Cider

Sweet, Rich, Full-flavoured

Flavour:

          Juicy, sweet, rich, full flavoured with a tart crispness with hints of strawberries and red fruits. Often described as ‘old-fashioned’ apple flavour

Neat History:

            This cultivar could be as old as 1200, but the first definitive listing was by Alexander Forbes from Kendal, England in 1820. English Pearmains have a semblance of a pear but are shaped in the opposite 'twisted' manner of a pear. It could also be derived from the Old French word “parmaindre” in reference to the long keeping of these apples.

Physical Attributes:
  • Shape: Small-medium long, conical shape
  • Skin: Smooth, greenish yellow streaked with red or blushed. Tan lenticels
  • Flesh: Yellow, fine and crunchy
Growing Attributes:
  • Precocity: Moderate
  • Vigour: Moderate, upright spreading
  • Disease Tolerance: Above Average
  • Zone Hardiness: 4 (Map link)
  • Pollination Group: III (Chart) (Triploid, Self-fertile)
  • Cropping: Biennial tendency
  • Picking Season: Early October
  • Storage: 6 months
  • Special Care: Spur-bearing

 

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