[NAFEX] Ashmead's Kernel apples are deliciously ugly

Claude Jolicoeur cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Mon Oct 12 23:27:11 EDT 2009

Pete Tallman wrote: 
Sadly, Ashmead's Kernel seems not hardy for this area. Applesource says not
winter hardy and not much cropping here. One more year without crop when
everything else is cropping then this gets topworked.  
Pete Tallman
Longmont, CO  erratic zone 5

This is quite surprizing, as Ashmead is hardy here in Quebec zone 4, where
we routinely endure lows around -30C and once in 5 years -35. I have not
noticed winter kill on it. It is not very productive but it's OK. And it
only matures weel on good seasons. Some not-so-good years, it's like if it
didn't get enough sun and heat to ripen to perfection, but even then, it is
still quite good.


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