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Ashmead's Kernel Apple tree

Owner: Peter

Location:  Croom, PRINCE GEORGE'S CTY., MARYLAND, United States

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:M111 with standard interstem
Soil:Sandy loam 
Climate at this location:Maritime, coastal plain
Pruning:Pyramidal
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Chemical treatments
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Owner's comments

Grafted one AK over a Yellow Transparent that was top killed by Fireblight. May do a few on Geneva 30, since the M 111 isn't the least bit precocious. Has no commercial potential, hope it isn't as Fireblight susceptible as some studies suggest.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 10 April
    Tree is an overgraft, has grown some 4 years before flowering
  • 2010

  • 2009


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