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Fruit tree comparison - Ashmead's Kernel
Apple trees

Ashmead's Kernel

A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavour.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Light
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 4
Pollinating others? Poor
Ploidy? Triploid
Vigour? Average growth
Bearing regularity? Regular
Growth habit Upright
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

Picking season? Late
October
Use / keeping? 3 months or more
keeps well
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Aromatic

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Good

Identification

Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1700 - 1749
Fruit colour Russet
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green