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

apple 'Worcester Pearmain'


A dessert cultivar in pollination group 3, and a tip bearer. The fruit has an intense strawberry flavour when well-ripened and scarlet. Heavy, regular crops are produced and can be used from late September to October

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple 'Worcester Pearmain'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      2.5-4 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Regular pruning required - see pruning apples; tip bearing

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens

  • sproutPropogation

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

  • insectPests

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

  • microbeDiseases

    Powdery mildews and apple scab can be a problem. Some susceptibility to apple canker. May be affected by blossom wilt and honey fungus