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Ashmead's Kernel Apple tree

Owner: David

Location:  Litton, SOMERSET, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree:32 years
Soil:Clay over limestone 
Climate at this location:Warm moist summers, rarte drought and short winters
Pruning:No
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Not sure
Local pests:None

Owner's comments

A very simple to grow old variety, crops sparingly but keeps all winter, hangs on the tree very late. Told it makes good juice and cider.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Size: 6.0m / 20.0ft high   4.0m / 13.3ft wide
    A very good crop but smaller fruit than usual. Used by local small (private) cider maker and keeps through winter as very late eater
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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