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Apple trees
Ashmead's Kernel

A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavour.
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Growing


Apple trees
Ashmead's Kernel
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group4
Pollinating othersPoor
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
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Using


Apple trees
Ashmead's Kernel
Picking seasonLate
Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
CroppingLight
Food usesEating fresh
Juice
Flavour style (apples)Aromatic
Juice styleSweeter
Sweet (cider)
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Problems


Apple trees
Ashmead's Kernel
Disease resistanceGood
ScabSome resistance
MildewSome resistance
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Identification


Apple trees
Ashmead's Kernel
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1700 - 1749
Fruit colourRusset
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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