The flesh is greeny-white or yellowish, firm, crisp, and juicy. The taste is sugary and nutty; some think the taste is reminiscent of pineapple.
Good for eating fresh out of hand.
The Claygate Pearmain apple was found sometime before 1820 by a John Braddick in a hedge in Claygate Village, Surrey. The apple was very popular in Victorian and Edwardian gardens.
The word “pearmain” comes from the French adjective “parmanus”, meaning from Parma in northern Italy.