Ashmeads have a strong apple flavour, with a good balance of sweet and tart. The taste mellows as it ages.
The apples are small to medium-sized, with skin that is yellowish-green, occasionally with a light-orange or golden brown blush. There will be grey-brown russeting on the skin.
The yellowish-white flesh is crisp, juicy, and firm.
Can be eaten out of hand. Also good for applesauce and cider.
Ashmead’s Kernel Apples were developed from seed planted around 1700 by a Dr Thomas Ashmead in Gloucester, England.