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Pollination group:

Baxter's Pearmain

Synonyms: Baxter Pearmain, King of the Orchard

Identification: Medium size, Round tending to conic, but flattened at the ends, often lopsided. Vaguely angular faces. Base colour yellow flushed with orange red and marked with scattered broken stripes, darker on the sun exposed face. Small russet lenticels. The eye tends toward large and is fully open, set in a somewhat shallow and medium wide basin which is surrounded by a soft, five knobbed crown. The stem is short and thick and set in a medium wide, medium deep cavity which is lined with a greenish russet.

Characteristics: Cream coloured flesh. Coarse grained, firm, brisk and a bit on the dry side. The flavour is intensely frui

Uses: Good for fresh eating and cooking.

Origins: Introduced by George Lindley of Catton, Norwich, UK in 1821

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, upright spreading spur bearer. Heavy

Ploidism: Self sterile. Group D. Day 15.

Notes: Very similar to Blenheim Orange, but smaller

Cold storage: Up to three months. Skin becomes greasy in storage.

Harvest: Late in the SEPTENMBER period. Problems:

Type(s): Cooking, Eating

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 15