Ashmead's Kernel Apple
Malus domestica 'Ashmead's Kernel'
The incredible sweet-tart flavor of this superb heirloom apple has made it a connoisseur's favorite. Discovered in Gloucester about 1750, scab-resistant trees are easy to grow and are grown commercially in England today. The medium size fruit with brown russetting keeps extremely well and makes a potent, 'sharp', aromatic juice. Also fantastic as a bold fresh-eating apple to include in any Ploughman's Lunch.
This variety is a triploid and is pollen sterile. It will not pollinize other varieties. Bloom group 3. Mid-season ripener. Requires 800-1000 chill hours to bloom and successfully set fruit.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 5' (Mini Dwarf), 11' (Dwarf), 25' (Standard)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: September/October
Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer
Mini Dwarf Rootstock: M27
Dwarf Rootstock: EMLA 26
Standard Rootstock: Antanovka
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