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Fruit tree comparison - Ashmead's Kernel
Apple trees

Ashmead's Kernel

A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavour.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill?Average
CroppingLight
Fertility?Not self-fertile
Flowering group?4
Pollinating others?Poor
Ploidy?Triploid
Vigour?Average growth
Bearing regularity?Regular
Growth habitUpright
Fruit bearing?Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence?Normal ripening

Using

Picking season?Late
October
Use / keeping?3 months or more
keeps well
Flavour quality?Very good
Flavour styleAromatic

Looking after

Overall disease resistance?Good

Identification

Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1700 - 1749
Fruit colourRusset
Blossom colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen