Miniature Ashmeads Kernel M27 Apple trees
This tree is grown on miniature M27 stock. M27 is a rootstock that produces the smallest tree of all; maturing to around 180cm’s in height and width, this tree is ideal for a container or small garden, courtyard or allotment. It should be staked if in a windy or open position. Crops can exceed 20ibs per tree when established and this rootstock is quite precocious, often yielding the year following planting.
Ashmeads Kernel is a russet type apple with a superb flavour. A very old apple, thought to have been raised in the 1700’s, but did not achieve popularity until some 200 years later. Gloucestershire origin.
Ashmeads Kernel – Season:
A very late variety. Harvest in November. Will store with ease until February or March.
Ashmeads Kernel – appearance:
Large flattened to circular, almost entirely covered by a dull golden russet, sometimes has a rosy cheek.
Ashmeads Kernel apple trees – flavour:
Magnificent; rich and creamy with hints of spice and excellent aromatic qualitites. The sensational flavour makes up for erratic crops.
Dessert use. Also sliced and added to salads
Cropping & Growth
Moderately vigorous and healthy; later flowering season makes it suitable for the North but cropping potential can be light.
Ashmeads Kernel - Pollination: Pollination group is ‘D’ so choose any varieties in that group to partner. Here are some suggested varieties: