The Claygate Pearmain apple tree was discovered at Claygate, Surrey in England in a hedge by John Braddick in 1821. He brought it to the attention of the Royal Horticultural Society and it went on to become a very popular eating apple in Victorian times. The Claygate Pearmain apple is a medium to large oblong-conic fruit with red stripes and russet dots or netting. Strong nutty taste, rich and aromatic. Firm flesh with typical dense russet texture. The Claygate Pearmain apple trees were often found in Edwardian & Victorian country gardens and one of Edward Bunyard's indispensable dozen. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Claygate Pearmain apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: England 1821
Disease resistance: Good
Storage: 1 month
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.