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:
Tree sizes for Ashmeads Kernel:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.