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Medieval Fruit Varieties

Variety: Old Pearmain (~1200)

Available from:
Trees of Antiquity (as "White Pearmain")
Cummins Nursery (as "White Winter Pearmain")

Published descriptions vary. Hagg 5th edition has: "Size medium 56:50 mm; shape tall, rectangular or conic, ribbed at eye and on body; skin yellow streaked crimson, almost entirely flushed dark red, large russet dots; flesh tender, yellowish; flavor sweet, rich; season mid to late". (Other published descriptions approximate more nearly to Winter Pearmain.)

[Source: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (09 December 2006) ]