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Christmas Pearmain apple trees produce a mid- late season eating apple.
These are reliable trees with decent sized eating apples. The fruit have an old fashioned look, with slightly rough green skin that has an orange to dark red flush. Their flavour is best when they have had about a month to ripen off the tree. It is a straightforward, sweet eating apple with a fairly crisp, firm texture.
The trees are upright, tidy and cold-hardy tree. It is a heavy cropper when mature.
All of our Christmas Pearmain trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks.
Pollination Partners for Christmas Pearmain:
Your trees are reliably self fertile, but will make the best crops when pollinated.
Christmas Pearmain is in pollination Group B.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups A, B and C.
This tree's flowers have good frost resistance.
See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination.
Christmas Pearmain Disease notes:
Disease resistance: Scab.
History & Parentage:
This Victorian era tree was bred by a Mr Manser of Kent and was first produced commercially in the 1890's by a nursery near Maidstone called G. Bunyard & Co.
How Apple Trees are Measured & Delivered:
Our fruit trees are delivered in up to 3 shapes and you can also buy selected apple trees as ready made cordons.
Maiden: This unbranched tree is the smallest starting size. You can train maidens into espaliers and cordons.
Cordon: Christmas Pearmain trees are spur-bearers, so they can be made into cordons and espaliers.
Bush: This is a style of freestanding tree with a short trunk of about 60cms. It will grow to about 3 metres tall.
Half-Standard: This is a freestanding style that will grow into a full sized, "normal" apple tree, about 4 metres tall.