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Malus domestica Worcester Pearmain (patio)


Apple Worcester Pearmain

Compact version of this early fruiting variety

With its sweet flavour, this is a very popular early variety of eating apple that is best grabbed straight from the tree. The compact fruits are perfect for children lovely and sweet with a taste reminiscent of strawberries.


A great choice for a large container on a sunny patio, where this variety will stay naturally compact.


Use good quality loam based compost and water your tree frequently through the growing season in dry weather. Feed once a week in summer using a suitable liquid fertiliser. To get a crop of apples there needs to be another apple tree nearby which flowers around the same time, to act as a pollinator. This variety is in flowering group 3, so will need a neighbour from flowering group 2, 3 or 4.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Autumn, Winter
Flowering April - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 400 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Fruiting June - September
Cropping August - September

Check store availability

Patio apple worcester p main (10ltr pot) £29.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From January to December