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About this Ashmead's Kernel Apple tree

Owner: Derek

Location:  BRISTOL, United Kingdom


Age: Planted in about 1980
Soil characteristics at this location: clay 
Climate at this location: generally mild
Pruning: yes
Age of this tree: 10 - 20 years
Tree form: Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height: Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Heavy crops
Growth characteristics: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Un-treated
Main local pests: codlin moth, bitter pit


Owner's comments

I have planted two more Ashmead's in neighbours' gardens. The fruit is superb and late eating. In my opinion the finest eating apple. Late October onwards.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2017
2nd week October
50kg / 110lbs

Codling moth: Mild attack
excellent crop again this year - still have apples on tree (Nov 3rd week) - will finish picking shortly.
2016

2015
50kg / 110lbs 4.5m / 15.0ft high
4.5m / 15.0ft wide
heaviest crop to date of superb quality fruit
2014
1st week November
45kg / 99lbs
3.5m / 11.7ft high
3.5m / 11.7ft wide
Canker: Not present
Scab: Mild attack
Mildew: Not present
Fireblight: Not present
Cedar-apple rust: Not present
Woolly aphid: Not present
Codling moth: Not present
Plum fruit moth: Not present
Silverleaf: Not present
Best crop ever on this tree. A huge crop of excellent fruit. This tree is not sprayed but it suffered very slight pest damage only. Still have much fruit left and is excellent eating now (mid-January) and some fruit still on tree. Some fruit went to a local cider maker.
2013 14 May
3.5m / 11.7ft high
3.0m / 10.0ft wide
fully covered in blossom this year - unlike 2012, which was a very poor year. Should produce a huge crop.
2012

2011 15 April

covered in blossom this year
2011 15 April
4th week October

covered in blossom & huge crop this year
2010

light crop this year
2009

huge crop this year

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