Apple Tree - Howgate Wonder
Origin: Isle of Wight, 1915
Apple Taste: Pleasant, light
Flowering Group : 4
Rootstock: M106 or M25
Size : Maiden
Harvest : October
Vigour : Strong
Howgate Wonder is one of the largest cooking apples in cultivation and a real beauty. It is so big that in 1997 a Howgate Wonder was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest apple ever grown, weighing an amazing 1.67kg. Raised by a retired policeman, G. Wratten, at Howgate Lane, Bembridge. Howgate Wonder is a cross between Newton Wonder and Blenheim Orange. A flattish apple, pale yellow-green with conspicuous red and orange striping, the flesh is firm, juicy and quite sweet when ripe and cooks well. Howgate Wonder is a heavy and reliable cropper.
It keeps well, and as it ages - into the New Year - begins to taste more like an eater. The apples are so big that only 6 will give you a litre of juice!
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Howgate Wonder to Common Ground
See our section on Pollination Groups to help you select your apple trees.
We supply apple trees on the most vigorous rootstocks available. They were created specifically for use in the UK and produce healthy, heavy cropping trees for our weather conditions. M106 produces a good garden sized apple tree, between 3 and 4 metres tall. Grown as a free standing tree it won't need staking, although initially best to use a cane to support your new plant. M25 rootstock will produce the 4m plus standard trees of a traditional orchard, where they would be planted between 6 and 8 metres apart. Please refer to our size guide for details.
Like all our apple trees, we offer Howgate Wonder bare root.. At the height of the lifting season there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for apple trees taken from March to September are confirmed in September ready for dispatch from November. Please note there is an overall minimum order size of £50.