Apple - Reverend W  Wilks

Reverend W Wilks Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Reverend W Wilks 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
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M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden

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.

Main characteristics of Reverend W Wilks

Use Culinary
Colour Yellow
Flavour Subacid
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Late Aug/Early Sep
Season of use  Aug-Nov

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Biennial
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Mildew: Resistant
Canker: Resistant
Suitable for Northern Britain
Wet Regions
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  7
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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Parentage  Peasgood's Nonsuch (?)Ribston Pippin (?)
Progeny  Robert Blatchford