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Malus domestica 'Golden Pearmain' (Apple 'Golden Pearmain')

Intermediate
skill rating
4 hours care
per year
6m
Max height
6m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Golden Pearmain'

Other names

Apple 'Golden Pearmain', Dessert apple 'Golden Pearmain', Malus domestica 'Clarke's Pearmain', Malus domestica 'Yellow Pearmain'

Genus

Malus Malus

Variety or Cultivar

'Golden Pearmain' _ 'Golden Pearmain' is an upright, deciduous tree with ovate, toothed, grey-green leaves turning yellow or red in autumn, and white flowers in spring followed by edible, rounded to conical, often pink-flushed, yellow-green fruit ready for harvest in mid-autumn.


Malus domestica 'Golden Pearmain' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Upright

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Orange, Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Red spider mite (box and other) , Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite , Mussel scale Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Red spider mite (box and other) , Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite , Mussel scale

Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Powdery mildew , Sooty blotch and fly speck of apples Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Powdery mildew , Sooty blotch and fly speck of apples

General care

Pruning

Spur-bearer. Thin fruit as needed. Regular pruning required. Prune bush or standard trees when dormant in winter; trained forms in summer. Rootstock determines mature height.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


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Where to grow

Malus domestica 'Golden Pearmain' (Apple 'Golden Pearmain') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 6m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun. Tolerates part shade. Keep a clear area around the trunk of at least 60cm radius. Sterile. Requires another apple for fruit set. Pollination group 2(B).

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Golden Pearmain'

Other names

Apple 'Golden Pearmain', Dessert apple 'Golden Pearmain', Malus domestica 'Clarke's Pearmain', Malus domestica 'Yellow Pearmain'

Genus

Malus Malus

Variety or Cultivar

'Golden Pearmain' _ 'Golden Pearmain' is an upright, deciduous tree with ovate, toothed, grey-green leaves turning yellow or red in autumn, and white flowers in spring followed by edible, rounded to conical, often pink-flushed, yellow-green fruit ready for harvest in mid-autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Orange, Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Red spider mite (box and other) , Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite , Mussel scale

Specific diseases

Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Powdery mildew , Sooty blotch and fly speck of apples

General care

Pruning

Spur-bearer. Thin fruit as needed. Regular pruning required. Prune bush or standard trees when dormant in winter; trained forms in summer. Rootstock determines mature height.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Malus domestica 'Golden Pearmain' (Apple 'Golden Pearmain') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 6m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun. Tolerates part shade. Keep a clear area around the trunk of at least 60cm radius. Sterile. Requires another apple for fruit set. Pollination group 2(B).

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Malus domestica 'Golden Pearmain' (Apple 'Golden Pearmain')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Malus domestica 'Golden Pearmain' (Apple 'Golden Pearmain')

Common pest name

Citrus little leaf; Little leaf of citrus; Sour orange stem pitting; Stem pitting of sour orange; Xyloporosis of citrus

Scientific pest name

Hop stunt viroid

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pest of hops present in America and parts of Europe. PHPS provides good assurance of disease freedom; but EU regulation to be pursued to enhance protection in the longer term.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Malus domestica 'Golden Pearmain' (Apple 'Golden Pearmain')

Common pest name

Round headed apple tree borer

Scientific pest name

Saperda candida

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

American wood boring beetle; single European incursion into a German Island in the Baltic; limited likelihood of introduction into the UK due to small volume of trade and import inspections. Possible EU listing will limit risk further.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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