Howgate Wonder is a traditional very large English cooking apple, which has been popular amongst gardeners since its introduction at the start of the 20th century.
The flavour is acidic, but not as sharp as Bramley. When cooked it produces an attractive lumpy puree, and it can also be used for juicing. True devotees (and it does attract a following) maintain it can also be eaten fresh.
Howgate Wonder apples can be stored in a cold shed and will keep until the following spring.
Order now for delivery week commencing 15th September 2014 onwards (pot-grown) or December (bare-root).
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Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.
*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.
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Howgate Wonder is in flowering group 3. Howgate Wonder is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.
One of the key attributes of a good cooker is that it should produce plenty of large apples, and Howgate Wonder is a naturally vigorous variety that grows into a fairly large tree - choose a smaller rootstock if space is an issue.
Howgate Wonder is easy to grow and fairly disease resistant. It is also a tough tree and tolerates difficult or exposed situations fairly well.
Howgate Wonder is a cross between Blenheim Orange and Newton Wonder - both large apples in their own right.
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All our trees are grown in the UK.