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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

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £39.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

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

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Sharper
  • Food usesCulinaryTraditional cooker
  • Cooking resultPuree
  • Discoloration of fruitOxidising

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourVigorous
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Organic cultureSuitable

Problems

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

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Frost resistance of blossomGood resistance

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit