Ashmead’s Kernel has exceptional juiciness and rich, complex flavor. It is a popular heirloom variety for cider and fresh eating for that reason. It tends to sweeten after it is picked in September and October. Its russeted skin often has a distinctive orange blush.
Discovered: 1700s, England
A doctor in Gloucester, England around 1700, first grew Ashmead’s Kernel from seed (kernel means fruit seed).