Ashmeads Kernel apple tree is known as an old English winter russet apple. The first Ashmeads Kernel apple tree, originated from a seed planted around 1700 by a Dr Thomas Ashmead in Gloucester. The Ashmeads Kernel apple is medium size, golden-brown skin with a distinct crisp, nutty snap. The fruit explodes with a champagne-sherbet juice infused with a sugary and sharp character. The Ashmeads Kernel apple is one of my favorite apples in our orchard. It's a rather shy bearing tree so it will not overwhelm you with a bountiful production. It's one of the favorites for cider as well. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Ashmeads Kernel apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: England 1700's
Disease Resistance: Good
Storage: 1 to 2 months
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more..
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.