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About this Ashmead's Kernel Apple tree

Owner: Jeff

Location:  Leicester, United Kingdom


Age: Planted in about 2011
Rootstock: M27
Pruning: Took off top 30cm after planting.
Age of this tree: Less than 5 years
Tree form: Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height: Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping: Not specified
Growth characteristics: Not specified
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Un-treated
Main local pests: As yet unknown!


Owner's comments

Planted this one year old, bare rooted Maiden on 2011-02-09, tied to a permanent wooden stake. It is about 6 ft from a Queen Cox, planted the same day, and very close to an old Discovery apple tree in my neighbour's garden. I pruned the top 30 cm (approx), as described in the detailed instructions from Orange Pippin. Mulched with 1" of wood chippings made by a chainsaw. Flowering started on 2011-04-21, and 90% of the flowers were open by 2011-04-24. There are ten clusters of flowers on the main trunk, with 6 or 7 flowers in each. The flower buds are pink and the large flowers are white with a hint of pink when fully open. Removed all fruit shortly after flowering ended to allow tree to develop better roots, rather than spend energy fruiting.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2013 24 May

Spring was late, and the cold lasted well into April.
2012 20 May
0kg / 0lbs
Warm and sunny March, early April, followed by a very wet and cold April, continuing into May. Removed most of the flowers. Very bad season - no fruit.
2011 23 April
0kg / 0lbs
Planted as a 1 year old Maiden on M27 rootstock on 2011-02-09. Removed all flowers.
2010

2009

Ashmead's Kernel blossom

Ashmead's Kernel blossom

Copyright: Jeff

Uploaded: 25 Apr 2011

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Newly planted Ashmead's Kernel apple tree

Newly planted Ashmead's Kernel apple tree

Copyright: Jeff

Uploaded: 25 Apr 2011

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