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Newton Wonder Apple tree

Owner: Chaughton

Location:  Tiverton, DEVON, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1950
Age of this tree:74 years
Climate at this location:Temperate .Fairly high rainfall .Mild winters
Pruning:Yes .last pruned two years ago
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:codling moth

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 18 April
    Harvest: 1st week October  15kg / 33lbs
    Size: 7.5m / 25.0ft high   5.5m / 18.3ft wide
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    The tree is at least 50 years old and is probably nearing the end of its lifebut is still producing some nice fruit . Its circumference at one metre is 1.27 metres