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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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Tree register

United Kingdom


  • 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

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.


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

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