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Newton Wonder Apple tree

Owner: Roger

Location:  Burton Latimer, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2008
Age of this tree:14 years
Rootstock:M26
Soil:Clay 
Climate at this location:Warm summers; wet winters
Pruning:Late summer (formation) pruning
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Not sure
Local pests:occasional codling moth

Owner's comments

Suffered from bitter pit in 2009 - the tree's first year of proper cropping - and again in 2010. I shall have to use a spray of calcium more regularly, as this cured a mild attack I had on the other Newton Wonder tree in 2007. No bitter pit in 2012.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 22 April
    More blossom this season; the tree looks healthy and is developing well
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 14 May
    Tree in full blossom for the first time; half the cop suffered again from bitter pit
  • 2009

    First year of cropping, but most fruits suffered from bitter pit
Newton Wonder apple blossom

Newton Wonder apple blossom

Copyright: R. Drage

Uploaded: 25 Apr 2011

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Newton Wonder apple tree M26 rootstock

Newton Wonder apple tree M26 rootstock

Copyright: R. Drage

Uploaded: 25 Apr 2011

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