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Newton Wonder Apple tree

Owner: Roger

Location:  Burton Latimer, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2002
Age of this tree:20 years
Rootstock:M26
Soil:Clay 
Climate at this location:generally warm summers, wet winters
Pruning:only very light pruning
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Not sure
Local pests:codling moth

Owner's comments

The tree started to go into biennial bearing in 2005, but this has been corrected, as was an onset of bitter pit in 2008. The tree crops very well and often has large fruit.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 23 April
    Much more blossom - the most the tree has yet carried; the tree is certainly in a biennial bearing mode
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 18 May
    Much less blossom this year. the tree may be returning to a biennial bearing habit. This variety is prone to it.
  • 2009

    Copious blossom and heavy crops

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