Ma7 – Apple ‘Worcester Pearmain’ (‘Worcester’)


Species: Malus domestica Borkh.
Use: Dessert apple
Ploidy: Diploid
Pollination Group: C / 3
Cultivar Group: 1 or 2
Bearing: Partial tip (?)
Blossom: Notes to follow
Season: Early to mid September
More Info: Keepers / OrangePippin / Pomiferous

Tree Source: Peter Nichol, Northern Fruit Group
Rootstock: MM106 (?)
Planting Size: 2yr old maiden whip?
Planting Date: 8th February 2018


August 2020 – Apple ‘Worcester Pearmain’

Notes & Observations

Background – “Raised by Mr Hale of Swan Pool, St Johns, Worcester, UK. Believed to have been a Devonshire Quarrenden seedling. Introduced by St John’s Nursery 1874.” (source)

2019 Season – Problems with insufficient leaf growth caused set fruit to remain small before dropping in July, possibly due to insufficient irrigation, possibly some other physiological disorder.

7.5.20 – No blossom, but healthy leaf growth – signs of recovery?

13.8.20 – Good leaf growth and some stem growth.

2020 Season – Ongoing recovery from 2019’s problems is promising. Hopefully the tree will kick on and continue to grow in 2021.

Winter 2021 – Recovery ongoing, nice extension growth. Some potential fruit buds developing on spurs. No pruning required.

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