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Ashmead's Kernel Apple

Ashmead's Kernel Apple

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Ashmead's Kernel Apple

Malus domestica 'Ashmead's Kernel'

Ashmead's Kernel bears medium sized, greenish yellow fruits often with a heavy brownish russet.  It is usually a flattish, round apple, but sometimes it can be conical.  The yellowish flesh is crisp, sweet, juicy and aromatic, but is somewhat tart when harvested in late October.  It reaches peak flavor in early November.  For flavor it is highly rated.  It is a good cider variety and the fruit will keep for several months.  Very hardy to about -40 degrees.  The tree appears vigorous and early bearing.


Height

12-15 Feet

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Spread

10-15 Feet

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Hardiness Zone

3-7

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3170 Ashmead's Kernel Apple on Dwarf (Bud9) root - 2 Year Medium grade $29.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Ashmead's Kernel'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Many heirloom varieties have some natural resistance to apple scab and other diseases, since they were often discovered and grown well before fruit growers started to use chemicals for disease control.  However, you may still want to be vigilant about fire blight, apple scab, and other fungal diseases and spray when the need arises.  Protect from insect damage like normal.

 

 

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A Little History about Ashmead's Kernel Apple

In the early 1700s Dr. Ashmead who was an well known physician in England discovered this apple as a seedling, thus its name.

Malus domestica 'Ashmead's Kernel' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Pollinizer needed
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Harvest Period
Late fall
Other Attributes
Keeps well
Aromatic
Somewhat tart
Sweet
Very juicy
Site Requirements
Very hardy
Skill Required
Average skill