Originating in the UK, in the 1700's what this apple doesn't have in it's medium-sized, russeted appearance, it makes up for in flavour. This Old World English apple has stuck with us thanks to it's unique flavour - nutty with notes of pear and spice. In cider blends, Ashmead's Kernel mixes well with Cox's Orange Pippin. Like many heritage apples, this apple mellows out nicely in storage, and is perhaps at its peak 2-3 months after picking, as fresh off the tree it packs a strong sweet-sharp flavour. Triploid.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4
Recommended Use: fresh eating, cooking, cider
Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: spur-bearing. Moderately vigorous, upright, somewhat erratic cropper in years with cold springs. Resistant to scab, susceptible to bitter pit.
Ripens: Late October
Pollination: Requires a pollinator
Height including roots: 100-200 cm one-year tree
To Order for Fall 2020: orders for fall shipping or pick-up can be placed September to October for planting this year in early November, as weather permits. We sell only apples and pears bareroot in the fall, as they are most winter hardy. Everything else (as well as apple and pear) is available in spring. If you wish to place an order containing spring sale items, please email us to reserve them, or wait until December to order for the spring.
To Order for Spring 2021: orders for spring shipping or pick-up can be placed as early as December. If you wish to reserve anything before that time or have any questions, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org