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Ashmead's Kernel

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1700 by Dr Ashmead, Gloucester. It received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1981. Fruits have firm, juicy flesh with a rich aromatic flavour.

Aschmead's Saemling, Aschmead's Seedling, Ashmead's Saemling, Ashmead's Samling, Ashmead's Seedling, Doctor Ashmead's Kernel, Dr Ashmead's Kernel, Samling von Ashmead, Semis d'Aschmead, Semis d'Ashmead, Seyanets Ashmida
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust collection (link to website)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Croft Pendarren)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)
Broad globose conical 2
medium 2
70.00mm 2
65.00mm 2
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
high-very high 2
Weak 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1970 - 106


Accession name
Ashmead's Kernel (EMLA H6501/6B)
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register