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Adams's Pearmain

First grown in Norfolk or possibly Herefordshire, where it was known as Hanging Pearmain. It was brought to notice circa 1826 by R Adams who gave scion wood of variety received from Norfolk to London Horticultural Society, synonyms are many.  Handsome. Rich, aromatic, nutty flavour, firmly textured, 'Essential' for Victorian and Edwardian desserts.
Also grown for market C19th and popular with London fruiterers who always paid a 'good price' because it was attractive for windows. Today it remains a valued garden variety.
Fruit size is medium and the skin is coloured orange flush, red stripes over garnish yellow/gold.
Crop is good, pick mid September, store November-March.

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All information relating to varieties, characteristics and descriptions is sourced from the following:

Bultitude, J. 1984. Apples: a guide to the identification of international varieties. London: Macmillan Press.

Morgan, M. and Richards, A. 2002. The new book of apples. London: Ebury Press.

National Fruit Collection public access database at Brogdale Farm, Kent.

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