Ashmead's Kernel
 

Ashmead's Kernel

Fruit of the Month - January 2016

A late dessert apple

First Reportedc1700
LocationGloucestershire
UseDessert
AppearanceRussetted
CropsOctober
EatDec to Feb

Ashmead's Kernel was raised in the Gloucestershire garden of Dr. Ashmead in about 1700. It is considered to be a fine, high-quality, late dessert variety which has a sweet, aromatic flavour with a hint of acidity.

Its very dry skin is yellowish-green and is sometimes flushed in varying amounts, with ochre-orange or orange-red. It can be almost fully covered with fine, quite scaly cinnamon/brown or grey/brown russet. This finely-textured, yellowy-white, tinged with green, fleshed apple is crisp, juicy and refreshing. It is picked in mid-October and its season of use is December to February.

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