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Newton Wonder

An attractive and popular traditional English cooking apple.

Origin: Derbyshire UK, 1870

Pollination: Newton Wonder is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.  Pollination partners

Newton Wonder apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

MaidenM26Semi-dwarfing £23.50
MaidenMM106Semi-vigorous £23.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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History and description of Newton Wonder

The original seedling is said to have been found growing in the thatch of the Hardinge Arm inn at King's Newton, Melbourne, Derbyshire, UK c 1870 by the innkeeper Mr Taylor. He planted it in his garden where it survived until the 1940's. Parentage is not known for certain but is believed to be a Dumelow's Seedling Blenheim Orange cross. The variety was introduced by Pearson & Co of Nottingham in 1887 and was awarded a First Class Certificate by the RHS in the same year. Has been grown commercially in the UK in the past and still is on a very small scale. A popular garden variety.

Very large, flat-round fruit. Greenish yellow skin covered with orange red flush and red stripes. Firm, juicy, creamy yellow flesh. Good flavour but not as sharp as Bramley. Cooks to a cream coloured fluff. Good as a baking apple. Good keeping qualities. Can be used as a brisk eating or a salad apple in the winter.

Vigorous, spreading tree. Resistant to scab and canker but susceptible to mildew and bitter pit. Heavy cropper but with a biennial tendency. Suitable for growing in northern Britain.

Characteristics of Newton Wonder apple trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useNov-Mar
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitSpreading
Disease resistanceMildew - Susceptible
Scab - Resistant
Canker - Very resistant
Suitable forLate Frost
Northern Britain
Wet Regions
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageBlenheim Orange
Dumelow's Seedling
ProgenyHowgate Wonder
SportsCrimson Newton Wonder