Claygate Pearmain


Found growing in a hedge in Claygate, Thames Ditton, Surrey by John Braddick. Exhibited to RHS in 1821.  RHS Award of merit in 1901 and RHS First Class certificate in 1921.

Medium to large size. Oblong /conical, regular.  Flattened at base and apex. Sometimes slightly lopsided.  Fairly dark, dull green becoming green yellow. Dark orange red, madder flush over dull green. Broken red stripes, not very conspicuous.  Grey scaly russet on fruit.  Skin dry and rough.

Cavity fairly wide, fairly deep, scaly russet
Stalk stubby and short. 
Basin wide, fairly deep, russeted, ribbed and puckered.
Eye large and open.
Sepals broad and long, stamens visible through open eye.
Flesh crisp and with greeny tinge. Juicy.

Tube short funnel, Stamens median, Core axile

Tree vigorous, upward spreading, partial tip bearer

Flowering:  Pollination Group D

Season : January on