A Kentish raised apple, known since the late 1800’s. As the name suggests, at it’s peak of eating around Yueltide.
Christmas Pearmain – Season:
Harvest October, November-December eating, but will store longer.
Christmas Pearmain – appearance:
Small to medium sized cinnamon red over green with some russet patches. Flesh greenish cream.
Christmas Pearmain apple trees – flavour:
A very well flavoured apple. Intense but plenty of balancing sugars.
A good storing dessert apple.
Cropping & Growth
Christmas Pearmain is a tree of medium vigour and one which usually crops heavily.
Christmas Pearmain - Pollination: Pollination group ‘A’ so pollinate with varieties in the same or adjacent groups.
Tree sizes for Christmas Pearmain:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.