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.