Apple Tree - Adam's Pearmain
Origin: Norfolk, 1826
Apple Taste: Rich, aromatic
Type: Dessert / Culinary
Flowering Group : 2
Size : Maiden
Vigour : Medium
As with many apples, the origin of Adam's Pearmain isn't clear. A Mr Robert Adams presented a scion to the RHS in 1826, calling it the Norfolk Pippin, although it was also supposedly about in Herefordshire, where it was called the Hanging Pearmain. All very confusing. "Pearmain" as a description of an apple might have originally referred to its pear shape or the apple's keeping quality (from Old French parmaindre "to endure"). Anyway, Adam's Pearmain is an attractive heavily cropping apple tree producing apples which were particularly popular with the Victorians. London fruiterers apparently found them particularly helpful as they looked good in their shop windows. Bakes well, keeping its shape, and makes a lovely puree.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Adam's Pearmain apple trees to Common Ground
See our section on Pollination Groups to help you select your apple trees.
The rootstock for all our apple trees, including Adam's Pearmain, is the most vigorous available. MM106, or M106, produces a good sized garden tree. Please refer to our size guide for details.
All our apple trees are bare root. At the height of the lifting season there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for apple trees taken from March to September are confirmed prior to dispatch from November. Please note there is an overall minimum order size of £50.