Newton Wonder

(striped and sour)


Raised by Mr Taylor in Kings Newton, Melbourne,  Derbyshire from a Blenheim Orange x Dumelow’s Seedling cross.  Introduced 1887 by Messrs Pearson and Co., received a RHS First Class certificate also in 1887.
 
Large. Flat round to round, regular, sometimes a little lopsided.
Yellow base, three quarters flushed brown red, becoming bright scarlet and developing stripes of crimson red. Lenticels conspicuous white or russet dots.  Greasy when stored.

Cavity shallow, sometimes a little russet. 
Stalk short and stout with a characteristic swelling on the king fruits – the Newton Bump.
Basin wide and deep.
Eye  large, fully open.
Sepals often broken, broad and reflexed.
Flesh creamy/green, cooks to a fluff. Good acid flavour.

Tube deep funnel, Stamens median to marginal, Core axile

Tree vigorous

Flowering two days after Bramley’s Seedling with Coronation and Encore.

Season : November to March