Newton Wonder apple trees

Newton Wonder apple tree
RHS AGM for 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

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock 23.90
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M25 rootstock 23.90

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Newton Wonder

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Canker: Some resistance?
  • Scab: Some resistance?
  • Mildew: Some susceptibility?

Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Good for cooking
  • Cooking result: Puree
  • Drying / Discoloring: Oxidising?

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Good resistance?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Newton Wonder

Newton Wonder is in flowering group 4. Newton Wonder is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Newton Wonder apple trees

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

Historical details

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

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Newton Wonder'