Ashmead’s Kernel

Ashmead's Kernel apples on the tree

Flavor: Pear-like, nutty

Approximate Ripening: Mid-late September

Uses: Eating, juicing, hard cider

Trivia: Originated from early 18th-century England

Notes: We are taught not to judge books by their covers, and Ashmead’s Kernel is a perfect example of why this lesson is so important.  Dull brown, lumpy, misshapen, and runty, Ashmead’s Kernel will never win a beauty contest.  Look past its drab exterior, though, and you’ll discover a delicious apple with a unique nutty, pear-like flavor.