Apple 'Claygate Pearmain' Malus domestica 'Claygate Pearmain' (D)

apple 'Claygate Pearmain'


'Claygate Pearmain' is a dessert cultivar in pollination group 4. Suitable for northerly, colder, higher rainfall areas. Produces good, regular crops of apples; dull green becoming yellow flushed red on sunny side with variable russet and sometimes poorly coloured. Rich and nutty flavour with a season of use from December to February

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple 'Claygate Pearmain'

    • Common names

      Malus domestica 'Clapea'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Regular pruning is required - see apple pruning

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Wall-side Borders Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock used will largely determine the size of the tree

  • insectPests

    Aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples

  • microbeDiseases

    Apple scab, apple canker, powdery mildews and honey fungus may be a problem