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Apple Tree - Dumelow's Seedling

Apple Tree - Dumelow's Seedling

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Apple Tree - Dumelow's Seedling

Origin: Ashby-de-la-Zouche, late 1700s
Apple Taste: Creamy, strongly flavoured puree
Type: Culinary
Flowering Group : 4
Rootstock: M106
Size : Maiden (1-2 years old, around 100cm)
Harvest: October
Vigour : High

Dumelow's Seedling was originally raised in Shakerston, near Ashby-de-la-Zouche, by a Richard Dumeller. Supposedly from a pip of Northern Greening. It found its way to London via Gopsall Hall, and was exhibited in 1818 as Dumelow's Crab. It was promptly renamed Wellington, in honour of the great man. It's also - confusingly - known as Normanton Wonder. Awarded RHS AGM in 1993.

The Victorians regarded this as one of the very top cooking apples. It keeps well, bakes well, and even looks well, with attractive pink blossom. Its offspring include Newton Wonder and Monarch.

Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.

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See our section on Pollination Groups to help you select your apple trees.
We supply apple trees on the most vigorous rootstocks available. They were created specifically for use in the UK and produce healthy, heavy cropping trees for our weather conditions.

M106 produces a good garden sized apple tree, around 4 metres tall. Grown as a free standing tree it won't need staking, although initially best to use a cane to support your new plant. M25 rootstock will produce the 6m standard trees of a traditional orchard, where they would be planted between 6 and 8 metres apart

. Please refer to our size guide for details.
All our apple trees are bare root. At the height of the lifting season there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for apple trees taken from March to September are confirmed prior to dispatch from November. Please note there is an overall minimum order size of £50.