Ashmead’s Kernel

A strong flavored, tart heirloom apple.  Ashmead’s is strong on flavor and short on looks, making it difficult to sell commercially.  The color is greenish yellow with a mottled skin.  It is tart and puckery off the tree, but then mellows into a sweeter, juicy flavor as it sits.  It was discovered in Gloucester, England, in the 1700’s.  We pick Ashmead’s in late September.