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Newton Wonder apple trees

Newton Wonder

Newton Wonder is a high quality late-season English cooking apple from the Victoria era, producing large handsome apples.

It inherits its excellent tangy flavour from one of its probable parents, Dumelow's Seedling. It cooks to a light puree. The flesh is less juicy than some cookers, making it useful for recipes where you do not want too much moisture such as mincemeat.

Overall, Newton Wonder makes an interesting alternative to the more well-known Bramley.

Newton Wonder apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year bush-trained bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £29.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £19.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
  • BR42-year (1.75m) bare-root tree M25 rootstock £29.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Newton Wonder is a vigorous-growing tree, adaptable to most UK climate situations. Disease resistance is generally good.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Found in Derbyshire in 1887 and thought to be a cross between Dumelow's Seedling and Blenheim Orange.

Newton Wonder characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Food usesCulinaryTraditional cooker
  • Flavour style (apples)Sharper
  • Cooking resultPuree

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome resistance
  • CankerSome resistance
  • MildewSome susceptibility

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1850 - 1899
    • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit