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Worcester Pearmain apple

Language: English

Description: An old variety of eating apple grown since 1873 or 1874. It is a crimson apple which grows on a tree which has grey bark. Its crisp, sweet white flesh is intensely perfumed, with hints of strawberry. The apples should be eaten as soon as they are taken from the tree as they do not keep well, but they are excellent chilled. It arose in the garden of Mr Hale of Swan Pool at St Johns near Worcester and was probably a seedling of Devonshire Quarrenden. It received the Royal Horticultural Society First Class Certificate in 1875 and the Award of Garden Merit in 1993. This early-season apple is harvested from early September in South-East England and has poor storage properties.

Worcester Pearmain apple
Worcester Pearmain apples, with very many thanks to the extremely knowledgeable Andrew Tann of Crapes Fruit Farm, who found time to let me take this picture during his exhibition at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens Apple Day

Pronounced: WOO-stuh PEHR-mayn
Ethnicity: English
Most frequent country: England
Most frequent region: Worcestershire

See foods and dishes: Devonshire Quarrenden

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