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Newton Wonder

Newton Wonder
  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

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

It inherits its excellent tangy flavor from one of its probable parents, Dumelow's Seedling. It cooks to a light puree, and makes an interesting alternative to the more well-known Bramley.

Newton Wonder apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

Newton Wonder is a vigorous growing tree, adaptable to most UK climate situations.

History

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

Newton Wonder characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping:3 months or more
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:CulinaryTraditional cooker
    • Cooking result:Puree
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Vigorous
    • Bearing regularity:Biennial tendency
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
    • Canker:Some resistance
    • Mildew:Some susceptibility
    • Scab:Some resistance
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesMild damp climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
    • Frost resistance of blossom:Good resistance
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1850 - 1899
    • Flower colour:White
    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit