Gwell Na Mil (Monmouthshire)
History & Discovery
Was called Seek no Further by english speakers in Monmouth. The welsh speakers called it Gwell Na Mil (Better Than A Thousand). Mentioned in the Cambrian Journal of 1856. Dates back at least to the 1700’s.
The light russeted skin becomes red and golden prior to picking. This is probably our finest flavoured eating apple. Pick in October and keeps well into the New Year. When cooked, keeps shape and turns bright yellow. Excellent flavour, and is ideal for open tarts. Makes a robust single variety cider.
Rootstock & Eventual Tree Size
All fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks. The rootstocks determine eventual tree size.
Bigger trees are more robust & produce more fruit, but take up more space.
Always choose a bigger rootstock if you need extra anchorage or your soil is poor (very wet, dry or rocky). Small trees cannot compete with grass and weeds.
If you want your fruit tree to remain smaller than its eventual tree size, simply prune back in the summer.
(Unsure about summer pruning? Check out our video guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlF_ekXp5PA)
Pollination Group B
Bilingual product label (left) and small tie-on label included.