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Improved Ashmead's Kernel (of Bunyard)


Malus domestica Borkh.

First recorded in 1883. It was awarded the Award of Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1892. Fruits have firm, pale yellow flesh with a pleasant subacid flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1939 - 028


Accession name
Improved Ashmead's Kernel (of Bunyard)
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
mid october 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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