Apple 'Claygate Pearmain' Malus domestica 'Claygate Pearmain' (D)
'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
About this plant
apple 'Claygate Pearmain'
Malus domestica 'Clapea'
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Regular pruning is required - see apple pruning
Loam, Sand, SoilClay
- Suitable locations
Wall-side Borders Cottage & Informal Garden
Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock used will largely determine the size of the tree
Aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples
Apple scab, apple canker, powdery mildews and honey fungus may be a problem