Apple - Newton Wonder

Newton Wonder Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Newton Wonder Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M9 - Dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price* Available £21.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard Available £28.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




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.




Main characteristics of Newton Wonder

Use Culinary
Colour Flushed
Flavour Subacid
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Mar

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Mildew: Susceptible
Scab: Resistant
Canker: Very resistant
Suitable for Late Frost
Northern Britain
Wet Regions

Pollination date  14
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Parentage  Dumelow's Seedling (?)Blenheim Orange (?)
Progeny  Howgate Wonder
Sports  Crimson Newton Wonder