Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ashmead's Kernel

Ashmead's Kernel is an English apple that originated in the gardens of Dr. Thomas Ashmead in the early 1700's  It's is often described as having an "intense" sweet-sharp flavor which mellows after a month in storage. It's has hard crispy flesh as do many russeted apples. On my morning walk I noticed quite a few on the ground with some bits of branches still attached. No sign of bear damage, I'm thinking a raccoon visited the tree last night so I picked what apples I could reach from the ground so that I could have some to enjoy. I'll return tomorrow morning with my apple picker ( a wire basket with "fingers" that is attached to a extendable fiberglass pole" and pick the apples that were out of reach.

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