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Ashmead's Kernel originated in Gloucester, England, from seed planted by a Dr. Ashmead around 1700. Annual bearer if thinned. Fruit is small to medium, Skin is greenish-russet, often a solid gold russet. Stores three to four months at 30 degrees. Flavor is outstanding, rich and strong, with a balance of sugars and acids. Ripens in late September or early October. Good for eating fresh, cider and sauce. Fruit is flattish, round, sometimes slightly conical in shape, medium in size and russeted a golden brown with an orange or reddish bronze cheek. Crisp yellowish flesh is tinged green and sugary, juicy, and aromatic with an acidic sweet flavor. This is a good cider apple and good for winter storage.

Ashmead's Kernel

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