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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.
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.