Apple Ashmead’s Kernal is an old nondescript variety dating back to the 1700s. Although it’s not an entirely attractive looking apple, with a dull green colour, russet and an irregular flat shape, Ashmead’s Kernal has a unique flavour, some say it’s reminiscent of pear drops.
Ashmeads Kernel is a very old traditional English russet apple. It remains popular for its distinctive pear-like flavour which is quite different from most other apple varieties. Although often considered as a connoisseur's dessert apple, Ashmead's Kernel is actually quite versatile.
It can be used for cooking, or sliced in savoury salads, and it keeps very well in a cold store. Ashmead's Kernel is also becoming increasingly recognised for its juice, which adds an interesting fruity component to cider blends.
For this reason it has been a popular variety for over 2 centuries and although primarily used as an eating apple, it can also be used for cooking and juicing.
Flowering Group: FG4
Years until fruiting from planting: 2
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 3m/10ft
Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.
Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.
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Fully Grown: 3m/10ft
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Will flower well in full sun