Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitche/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the smallest avaailable rootstock, M27. Plant 120-150cm’s apart.
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 good suggested varieties: