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Ashmead's Kernel Apple tree

Owner: Derek

Location:  Bristol, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1980
Age of this tree:41 years
Soil:clay 
Climate at this location:generally mild
Pruning:yes
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
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

  • 2017

    Harvest: 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

    Size: 4.5m / 15.0ft high   4.5m / 15.0ft wide
    heaviest crop to date of superb quality fruit
  • 2014

    Harvest: 1st week November  45kg / 99lbs
    Size: 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

    Spring blossom: 14 May
    Size: 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

    Spring blossom: 15 April
    covered in blossom this year
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 15 April
    Harvest: 4th week October
    covered in blossom & huge crop this year
  • 2010

    light crop this year
  • 2009

    huge crop this year

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