Ashmead’s Kernel

Sweet Tart

Ashmead’s Kernel may have a dull appearance, but what it lacks in looks, it makes up for in flavor. It is a popular heirloom variety for cider and wine making for that reason. It tends to sweeten after it is picked in September and October.

Discovered: 1700s Gloucester, England

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Midseason


A doctor in Gloucester, England around 1700, first grew Ashmead’s Kernel from seed (kernel means fruit seed).