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.
As well as eating fresh it can also be used for cooking, or sliced in savoury salads, and it keeps very well in a cold store.
Ashmead's Kernel is also prized for its juice, which adds an interesting fruity component to cider blends.
Next deliveries: December 2023 - February 2024.
Let me know when Ashmead's Kernel apple trees are back in stock.
If you do not hear from us by March you can contact us to pre-order for next autumn.
Ashmead's Kernel is quite easy to grow, and perhaps because it is such an ancient variety, it is relatively disease resistant. It can be a light cropper and this usually caused by poor pollination at blossom time - planting another late-flowering apple tree or crab-apple tree nearby is a good idea.
Ashmeads Kernel originated in England in the 1700s.