Ashmeads Kernal Apple Trees

Malus domestica "Ashmeads Kernal"

£55.00

The Ashmeads Kernel Apple Tree is hardy and versatile, producing mid season eating apples that juice well and are also good for both cider and cooking.

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Botanical name

Malus domestica "Ashmeads Kernal"

Approx height when sent

1.2-1.5 metres 10L pot MM106 2 Year

Ultimate height and spread

7 metres x 4 metres

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Description

An ancient tree dating back from the early 17th Centuary. Ashmeads Kernal is a very hardy tree with beautiful pink blossom and a delicious and unusual flavoured fruit. Crisp and nutty with a sparkling sherbet flavor, both sweet and sharp with an essence of Orange blossom. The apples are quite small and coloured yellow and green with a firm and juicy flesh. The fruit keeps well into the new year, retaining sweetness as it ages. Wonderfully versatile the apples can also be cooked and they make a marvellous cider. It also has the advantage of good autumn foliage.

Like many old fashioned apples, this tree is not a regular cropper and often starts cropping later than other trees but it is a beautiful tree with delicious apples and is a special tree for those that are interested. A good year can give a bumper crop and on a bad year with a cold spring the harvest can be disappointing.
Apples trees are a wonderful source of food and shelter for birds, bees and other wildlife.

Common Name: Apple
Latin name Malus domestica
Soil: Rich well-drained Loam but tolerates most soil types, Sand, Clay, Chalk. + Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Habit: Columnar
Position: Full sun
Flowering period April / May
Colour: Pale pink
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Eventual Height/Spread: 7m/4m 25/15ft
Special features: Deciduous columnar ideal for any gardens.
Large clusters of fragrant semi double pink flowers.

Symbolism Apple, domestica
The apple has very similar associations with the quince. From Adam and Eve to the present day the apple has long been a symbol of love and romance, together with peace and happiness. In some legends, apples were the food of the gods and in the Celtic tradition apples were said to grow in Paradise.

A traditional tree to plant on the birth of a boy.