Howgate Wonder has several excellent
features for a cooking apple. First, when cooked, this variety of apple retains its
shape unlike the supermarket varieties of cooking apples. Its a matter of
preference, some prefer apples such as Bramley which cooks to a puree. Others prefer
apples which retain some of their shape and texture when cooked. Certainly for apple
tarts and similar dishes, retention of shape is important.
Next, Howgate Wonder keeps extremely well.
It will easily last into early spring.
The apples themselves have a traditional
green and red colouring. They are one of the largest, if not the largest, of all
apples and for this reason are often used for exhibition at shows.
They produce their flowers slightly later
in the season compared to many apple varieties which makes them good for cooler
areas. They were first introduced in 1915, Isle of Wight. Its parents are Newton
wonder and Blenheim Orange.
Howgate Wonder is available from our
recommended suppliers online as a bare rooted tree (out of season as a pot tree) on MM106 rootstock.
for more information.