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Grafted Apples

Ashmead's Kernal

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Medium size, greenish yellow fruit with brown flush, usually covered with a heavy russet. Flattish round shape, sometimes slightly conical. Crisp, yellowish flesh, sugary, juicy and aromatic. Tart when tree-ripe. Peak flavor quality in early November. Makes excellent tasting cider. Will keep 3-4 months. Large precocious tree. Ripens in late October. Hardy to –40 degrees F. Raised by Dr. Ashmead, an eminent physician in Gloucester, England in the 18th century. Introduced in the early 1700s.

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