Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
This famous cooker came from was discovered by an Innkeeper in 1870’s Derbyshire. It remains a very popular cooking apple tree for garden or orchard use. Originally known as Newtown Wonder.
Newton Wonder Apple tree – Season:
Late October, stores well, until March.
Newton Wonder - appearance:
Large, flattened-circular, medium green with a slight bronze flush, yellows in sotrage later on.
Newton Wonder apple trees – flavour:
Very good flavour; frothy, juicy, creamy. Fairly sharp, but not to the extent of Bramleys. Good for baking, sauces, purees and freezing.
A classic cooker but also enjoyed as a dessert late in the season.
Cropping & Growth
Vigorous, spreading and hardy. Easily grown but can be bi-ennial unless thinned.
Newton Wonder - Pollination: ‘D’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties: