Apple - Howgate Wonder

Howgate Wonder Apple

Malus domestica
The largest of the English cooking apples capable of producing exhibition fruit of enormous size.

Origin: Isle of Wight UK 1915

Pollination:  Howgate Wonder is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Howgate Wonder Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Howgate Wonder

Howgate Wonder was raised in 1915-16 by G Warren of Howgate Lane, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, UK from Blenheim Orange x Newton Wonder. Introduced in 1932 by Stuart Low & Co of Enfield, Middlesex. Received RHS Award of Merit in 1949. Popular garden and exhibition variety but considered too large for commercial production.

Very large, round-conical fruit. Attractive looking. Pale green skin with brownish red flush and stripes. Pale cream flesh. Sharp pleasant taste. Produces a good sharp juice. Keeps its shape to some extent when cooked but lacks flavour. Stores well.

Vigorous, spreading tree. Partially self-fertile. Heavy regular cropper. Resistant to mildew.




Main characteristics of Howgate Wonder

Use Culinary
Colour Flushed
Flavour Subacid
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early/Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Mar

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Mildew: Resistant
Suitable for Northern Britain
Special features Good for Juice

Pollination date  12
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Parentage  Blenheim OrangeNewton Wonder