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Worcester Pearmain Dwarfing

Once a very important early variety in the UK. A very attractive brilliant red apple with very white sweet perfumed uncomplicated flavour. Worcester Pearmain, like Gravenstein were often picked too early to try and get better prices and so got a bad reputation. English Worcester, as it was called, originated in Worcester in 1874 probably the progeny of Devonshire Quarrenden. It's exceptional in that it has been the parent of many other apples - Lord Lambourne, Tydemans Early, Discovery, Merton Worcester and Akané. Worcester Pearmain is definitely part of English apple culture.

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Specifications

Ripening Time January - February
Fertility Needs a pollinator (produces viable pollen)
Growth Habit Can be espaliered and kept to 1.5 - 2.5m. Free standing tree grows to around 2 -2.5m tall.
Rootstock Dwarfing rootstock
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Worcester Pearmain Dwarfing

Worcester Pearmain Dwarfing

Once a very important early variety in the UK. A very attractive brilliant red apple with very white sweet perfumed uncomplicated flavour. Worcester Pearmain, like Gravenstein were often picked too early to try and get better prices and so got a bad reputation. English Worcester, as it was called, originated in Worcester in 1874 probably the progeny of Devonshire Quarrenden.