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Howgate Wonder

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.  Pollination partners

Howgate Wonder apple trees for sale

M9 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £19.50 Sold-out
M26 rootstock 2 year Cordon (Semi-dwarfing) £29.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £19.50
MM106 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Semi-vigorous) £54.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £32.50 Sold-out
M25 rootstock 2 year Standard (Very vigorous) £32.50 Sold-out

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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.

Characteristics of Howgate Wonder apple trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly/Mid Oct
Season of useNov-Mar
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitSpreading
Disease resistanceMildew - Resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Special featuresGood for Juice
Pollination date12
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageBlenheim Orange
Newton Wonder