Ashmead's Kernel


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Ashmead’s Kernel is a fresh eating, baking, and cider apple first discovered in Gloucester, England in the early 1700’s.

Widely regarded as one of the all-time best-flavored apples.  Small to medium-sized fruit variable shape, often lop-sided.  Greenish to golden brown russet skin with reddish highlights.  Creamy yellow flesh is aromatic, crisp and sweet.  Fruit picked early is somewhat sharp and acidic, but mellows after a few weeks off the tree.  Flavor is outstanding, rich and strong, with a balance of sugars and acids.  Good for eating fresh, cider and sauce.   Resistant to powdery mildew, somewhat resistant to apple scab.  Winter hardy tree, begins bearing at young age.

Ripens in late September or early October. EMLA 111 Rootstock

Two different Pollinators recommended for consistent apple production.

Good pollinators:  Yellow Delicious,  Newtown Pippin, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Pink Lady, Smokehouse