Two hundred years ago Mary Malcomb planted an apple pip, or seed, in her garden in Lamb Abbey, England. From this humble beginning grew one of the finest dessert apples, the Lamb Abbey Pearmain apple tree. The Lamb Abbey Pearmain apple is small and intensely flavored with a hint of pineapple which becomes more pronounced as the harvest moves later into the fall. Lamb Abbey Pearmain has a fine balance of sugar and acid. Firm flesh. Lamb Abbey Pearmain apple tree is medium size tree with a spreading habit. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Lamb Abbey Pearmain apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: England 1804
Storage: 1 Month
Rootstock:MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear:2-4 years
Recommended Spacing:12-16 ft.
Mature Size:12-16 ft.
Pruning:Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped:Feathered (prominent 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.