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Newton Wonder Apple tree

Owner: Hugh

Location:  Kingsbridge, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1930
Age of this tree:94 years
Soil:Acid shillet, on a south slope 
Climate at this location:Mild, wet and windy
Pruning:Occasional removal of branches to lighten it
Tree form:Standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Local pests:codling moth, rosy apple aphid

Season records for this tree

  • 2022

    Spring blossom: 9 May
  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 13 May
    Size: 6.0m / 20.0ft high   5.5m / 18.3ft wide
  • 2016

    Harvest: 2nd week November  25kg / 55lbs
    Size: 6.0m / 20.0ft high   5.5m / 18.3ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Mild attack
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Good crop in spite of heavy wind in June. The tree is very exposed to West and South-West winds. This year windfalls in October, and picking from then through to mid-November