Adam's Pearmain

(reinettes)


Recorded in 1826 by Mr Robert Adams as Norfolk Pippin.  Hogg says that it came from Herefordshire and was exhibited in that county as Hanging Pearmain.

Medium size.  Conical to long conical, typical ‘pearmain’ shape.  Neat and even, regular. Often a little lopsided. Flattened apex, well rounded at base. No ribs.
Yellow/green base flushed half to three quarters deep red becoming scarlet red. 
Lenticels very noticeable as white dots becoming larger towards base.  Indistinct stripes, Lenticels large and conspicuous as pale russet spots, becoming smaller and more numerous towards apex.  Russet flecks and patches.

Cavity medium width, lined with green/brown russet. Sometimes lipped.
Stalk variable but usually just above cavity.
Basin very shallow, a bit ribbed and beaded, sometimes beaded.
Eye part open,
Sepals wide, separated at base, erect with tips reflexed.
Flesh creamy white, a little dry
Sanders says ‘the high quality fruits have the typical rather dry, nutty flavour of many of the russets’.

Tube funnel or cone, Stamens median, Core abaxile

Tree moderately vigorous, wide spreading, heavy cropping with a tendency to tip bearing

Flowering three days before Cox’s Orange Pippin       Pollination group C

Season : November to March