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Reverend W. Wilks

Reverend W. Wilks
  • Picking season: Early
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2

Reverend W. Wilks apple trees for sale

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


History

Developed by Mr Veitch of Chelsea at the start of the 20th century, and quickly recognised by the RHS (it received an Award of Merit in 1904).



Reverend W. Wilks characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Early
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping (of fruit):2-3 weeks
    • Food uses:Culinary, Traditional cooker
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
    • Self-fertility:Self-fertile
    • Flowering group:2
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Slightly small
    • Precocity:Precocious
    • Bearing regularity:Biennial tendency
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
    • Canker:Some resistance
    • Mildew:Some resistance
    • Scab:Some resistance
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Mild damp climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1900 - 1949