Description: Ashmead's Kernel is an old traditional English russet apple. Its superlatives that attach to its rare flavour have been consistent for three centuries! The sweets known as pear drops is the essence of the flavour of Ashmead's Kernel! Fruit is pale green with strong, sweet-sharp, intense, acid drop flavour and white flesh. Its an excellent keeper, until March in ideal conditions, producing fine juice that can be used for cider. Beautiful large white flowers in the spring.
History: Raised by Dr Ashmead in his own garden in Gloucester, England; probably orginated in about 1700. Recieved an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.