Apple Tree - Reverend W. Wilks
Origin: Slough, 1908
Apple Taste: Light, quite sweet puree
Pollination Group : 2
Rootstock: M106 or M25
Size : Maiden (1-2 years old, around 100cm)
Harvest : September
Vigour : Weak
Reverend Wilks was the Secretary of the RHS from 1888 - 1919, and this superb mid-season cooking apple was named in his honour. The very large fruit are a pale primrose yellow, flushed with a delicate pinky-red and cook to a pale yellow froth with a delicate aromatic flavour. Reverend W. Wilks makes a dwarfish apple tree suitable for small gardens and is very hardy and disease resistant, so does well even in the colder and wetter areas of the country. Crops are extremely heavy, although this can lead to a slight tendency to be biennial. Partially thin crops in June to avoid this. Very highly recommended.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Reverend W. Wilks apple trees to Common Ground
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 Reverend W. Wilks 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 in September ready for dispatch from November. Please note there is an overall minimum order size of £50.