Why you should be excited
Adams' Pearmain is an excellent 19th century English apple with a nutty flavour and good keeping qualities.
The story of Adams' Pearmain
Adams' Pearmain is another great apple variety that you’ll never find in a grocery store, yet it’s far too wonderful to ignore.
Also known as Norfolk Pippin, this pretty apple was one of Victorian England’s favourites, exhibiting a distinctive ‘nutty’ aroma and flavour.
If your apples have got to be gushing with juice, then this relatively dry apple is not for you. But there's a lot more to a good quality apple than juiciness. Adams' Pearmain tastes great, keeps well and is naturally resistant to the diseases that plague apple trees in our dampish climate.
So we’re big fans and we encourage you to give this delicious classic heritage apple a try.
Adams' Pearmain Facts
Discovered in Norfolk, England; 1826 introduction.
Flavour, aroma, texture
Firm, coarse, fairly dry, pear-like flesh. Sweet and aromatic with a rich nuttiness and good balance of acidity.
A pretty apple with a classic 'pearmain' conical shape, medium size and autumnal red flush on a green background with some russet.
When they’re available
Late season (usually in mid-October).
Quality for fresh eating
Quality for cooking
Quality for cider
Not widely used in cider.
Very good (4 to 5 months when kept refrigerated).