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Apple 'Newton Wonder'

Malus domestica 'Newton Wonder'

Also known as

Orchard Apple, Apple Tree 'Newton Wonder'

Ribston Pepping by User:MarkusHagenlocher (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

10 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

An indication of an apple being ready to pick is that is has coloured. The fruit should have swelled up to a good size and crunch with touch. To pick an apple, cup it in your hand, lift gently and if it easily comes off, it is ripe.

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Apple 'Newton Wonder' Overview

Malus domestica is a hardy, deciduous woody perennial tree that grows in cold temperate zones. also known by the common names Bramley apple or apple, this plant grows best where there is cold in winter, moderate summer temperatures, and medium to high humidity. It is moderately fast growing, but growth slows with age. Apple trees can live for 100 years or more. Apple trees bloom in the spring, set fruit, and take from 100 to 200 days to reach harvest depending upon the variety. An apple a day is said to keep the doctor away! Raised by Taylor at King's Newton, Melbourne, Derbyshire. It was introduced in about 1887 when it also received a First class certificate fromm the RHS. It's fruits have a rather coarse-textured, moderately juicy flesh with a subacid flavour. Popular cooker mellowing to fruity eating apple in the New Year. One of the best baking apples. Prone to fruiting biennially

Common problems with Apple 'Newton Wonder'

How to propagate Apple 'Newton Wonder'

Cuttings

Grafts from a well-known cultivar is taken during dormant stage and grafted unto a rootstock - often seedlings produce strong roots and can be used as rootstock too! Budding is preferred in nurseries when only an eye is put on a rootstock.

Seed

Seed need cold stratification and will give rise to new characteristics, different than the parent, therefor seldom used. It will take about 7 years from pips to start harvest to evaluate new plant.

Special features of Apple 'Newton Wonder'

Attracts useful insects

Blossoms need cross pollinating to set as fruit therefor the nectar attrack insects like bees.

Crop rotation

Do not plant an apple tree where an old one was removed - rather plant vegetables or trees from other fruit families.

Hedge plant

Apple trees can be tree-trained or espaliered into beautiful shapes to make a pretty hedge screen.

Other uses of Apple 'Newton Wonder'

Culinary

Apples are delicious nutritious fruit!

Medicinal

Minerals and vitamins inside the fruit prevent diseases and grated apple is considered a wonderful treat for recovering during and or after illness.