Chatley’s Kernel

Chatley’s Kernel

A one-time lost variety of the county until it was rediscovered in the 1990s by local farmer Peter Weekes. An apple of the Ombersley / Chatley parish, Peter followed up stories his father told about the village apple, eventually findingĀ four remaining old trees, from which graft wood was taken and so re-establishing the variety.

A dessert / dual purpose apple, it stores well and eaten fresh has a crisp, juicy and slightly sub acid flavour. From observation it seems to have a biennial cropping tendency producing a huge crop one year and very little the next.

There are believed to be 28 varieties of Worcestershire apple

Facts & Figures

Rediscovered
1990s
Area
Worcestershire
Flavour
crisp, juicy & slightly sub acid
All of the descriptions and photographs are by Wade Muggleton unless stated.