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Reverend W Wilks

A good early season cooking apple with a compact tree very suitable for small gardens, cordons and espaliers.

Origin: Berkshire UK, 1904

Pollination: Reverend W Wilks is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

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Reverend W Wilks 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.

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Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter 2024/25 planting season.

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History and description of Reverend W Wilks

Reverend W Wilks apple was raised by J Allgrove of Langley Nursery, Slough, Berkshire, UK. Believed to have been a Peasgood Nonsuch x Ribston Pippin seedling. Introduced by Messrs Veitch of Chelsea, London in 1908. Named after the prominent Secretary of the RHS Rev W Wilks, Vicar of Shirley, Surrey. Received an Award of Merit in 1904 and a First Class Certificate in 1910 from the RHS. A popular garden variety.

Large, conical, attractive looking fruit. Very pale green skin turning pale yellow. Some light orange flush and red stripes. White, juicy flesh. Cooks to a pale lemon puree needing little added sugar. Good for baking.

Compact, free spurring tree very suited to cordons and espaliers training and small gardens. Good disease resistance. Good cropper but with bienniel tendency which needs to be reduced by thinning crop. Attractive blossom.

Characteristics of Reverend W Wilks apple trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeLate Aug/Early Sep
Season of useAug-Nov
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Mildew - Resistant
Canker - Resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Wet Regions
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date7
Pollination groupB
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentagePeasgood's Nonsuch
Ribston Pippin
ProgenyRobert Blatchford
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