Apple, heirloom 'Ashmead's Kernel'

Apple, heirloom 'Ashmead's Kernel'

$ 30.00

Malus domestica 'Ashmead's Kernel'

Variety description: An old English russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel, originated from seed planted around 1700 by a Dr. Thomas Ashmead in Gloucester. Medium size, golden-brown skin with crisp flesh. Flesh is dense, sugary and aromatic with intense flavor. Displays some resistance to scab and cedar apple rust.

Grafted onto dwarf Geneva 41, a blight resistant and productive rootstock. Trees require staking. Good for training into an espalier. Trees are 35-40% of standard or about 8-12' at maturity.

Site requirements: Full sun location. Apples will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.5 is ideal.

Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.

Plant size: Grafted tree, 3' tall with strong central leader.

When we ship: Available for FALL 2016 shipping. Potted plants also available at the nursery this spring. 

Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.

Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.