Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitche/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the smallest avaailable rootstock, M27. Plant 120-150cm’s apart.
Howgate Wonder is 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 stepover 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 suggestions: