King Charles Pearmain apple
An attractive 19th century pearmain-shaped apple with a dull golden yellow skin. The flesh is firm, fairly juicy, and strongly flavoured.
- Species: Malus domestica
- Parentage: Unknown
- Originates from: Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
- Introduced: 1876
- Developed by: John Smith of Worcester
- Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2567
- UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1946-095
- Fruit colour: Yellow / Gold
- Flavour quality: Very good
- Flavour style: Aromatic
- Harvest period: Late season
- Use / keeping: 3 months or more
- Cropping: Light
- Flowering period: Late season
- Flowering group: 5
- Fertility: Self-sterile
- Vigour: Weak growing
- General disease resistance: Average
- Scab - Some resistance
- Bitter pit - Some susceptibility
References and further reading about this variety
- The Fruit Manual
A dessert apple of good quality
King Charles Pearmain identification photos from official fruit collections
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King Charles Pearmain identification photos from website visitors
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- Suzanne Mcnally in Banbury, OXON
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