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About this Ashmead's Kernel Apple tree
SPOKANE, WA, United States
Visiting: By arrangement
This tree was planted in spring of 2007. I've stripped it of spent blossoms, in order to allow it to grow vigorously before expecting fruit. Next year (2010), I hope for a first crop.
Spring of 2010 started early in March, with a cool April; last frost (27 degrees F.) May 24. Ashmead's has the longest bloom of the 3 that bloomed this year: 18 days. Only produced five apples to end of season, mostly small. Picked 9 October; Brix 15. Wonderful taste.
Spring of '11 record cold and wet. Bloom of AK accelerated to make up for lost time, going from 10 % to 90 % in just two days. Only three apples.
Have decided to replace with a graft of Summer Rambour put to Geneva30. That graft is doing handsomely. Removed AK from property 12 April 2012.
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