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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.


King Charles Pearmain identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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  • King Charles Pearmain
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United Kingdom

Origins

  • 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

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Gold

Using

  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more

Growing

  • Cropping: Light
  • Flowering period: Late season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Weak growing
  • General disease resistance: Average

Diseases

  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Bitter pit  - Some susceptibility


Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.



References

  • The Fruit Manual
    Author: Hogg
    A dessert apple of good quality


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