One of the best cooking apple trees for garden or orchard, introduced from the Isle of Wight in 1929 from a Blenheim Orange x Newton Wonder cross. Highly recommended variety.
Howgate Wonder Apple tree – Season:
The season of Howgate Wonder apples is genmerally from November to January.
Howgate Wonder - appearance:
Very large and weighty, deep green usually with a prominent maroon flush. Interior is cream-white.
Howgate Wonder apple trees – flavour:
Sweet and fruity. Keeps it’s shape more-or-less when cooked and turns a deeper shade of creamy yellow. Ideal for pies and recipes where the appearance of the end product is important. Also ideal for chutneys.
A culinary apple.
Cropping & Growth
Vigorous, spreading with heavy reliable crops of very large fruit. Good disease resistance and a good variety for cold areas.
Howgate Wonder - Pollination: ‘C’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Howgate Wonder apple trees:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.