A very old apple variety, with a drab appearance which belies a unique peardrop flavour. Ashmead's Kernel is also one of very small number of English apple varieties that also thrives in North America. Parentage: Unknown. Introduced / discovered in 1700s - early.
More variety identification images
Tree after pruning 3/2013 - Tree Will Ross
Newly planted Ashmead's Kernel apple tree - Tree Jeff