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Ashmead's Kernel



A classic old English variety with an intense sweet-sharp, good keeping quality and very attractive blossom.

Origin: Gloucestershire UK, 1700

Pollination: Ashmead's Kernel is a self-sterile triploid and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Ashmead's Kernel apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenM27Very dwarfing £23.50
MaidenM9Dwarfing £23.50 Sold-out
MaidenM26Semi-dwarfing £23.50 Sold-out
MaidenMM106Semi-vigorous £23.50 Sold-out

2-year pre-trained trees

These trees have already had some formative training in the nursery.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
Espalier (2 Tier)MM106Semi-vigorous £69.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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History and description of Ashmead's Kernel

Raised in Gloucester by Dr Ashmead c 1700 . Won RHS Award of Merit 1969 and First Class Certificate in 1981. Never Grown Commercially more than on a very small scale because of erratic cropping and dull colour.

Medium sized, flat-round, slightly ribbed fruit. Pale greenish yellow skin with patches of fine russet and occasionally brownish red flush. White, firm, juicy flesh. Strong, distinctive, sweet-sharp acid-drop flavour. Regarded by many as one of the finest flavoured apples. Excellent keeper.

Upright tree of moderate vigour. Very attractive blossom. Irregular cropping. Prone to bitter pit but resistant to scab and mildew.

Characteristics of Ashmead's Kernel apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRusset
FlavourAromatic
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly/Mid Oct
Season of useDec-Feb
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingErratic
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Mildew - Resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Good for Cider
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners