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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Newton Wonder Apple Trees for sale - order online

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
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
M9 - Dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price*
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M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

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