Details

Malus ‘Howgate Wonder’ is a very large, late-season, heavy cropping, culinary apple with a very mild flavour. It is partially self-fertile, in pollination group 3, and vigorous. Fruit is yellow-green flushed with red, and the skin has a greasy finish.


Hardiness
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)

 

Sunlight
Full sun
Aspect
East-facing, South-facing, West-facing
Exposure
Sheltered

Moisture
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil
Clay, Sand, Loam

pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size
Ultimate height

 4 - 8 metres
Ultimate spread
 4 - 8 metres
Time to Ultimate size
About 10 - 20 Years

 

How to grow
Cultivation

Prefers a deep, fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Will not thrive on very acid soils, shallow chalk soils or with shade for more than half the day. Thin fruit in late spring or early summer to improve size and quality. Tree size will vary with rootstock and training method. See apple cultivation 
 

Propagation
Propagate by grafting in midwinter or chip budding in late summer on clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock will largely determine the vigour of the tree 


Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
 

How to care
Pruning

Prune according to chosen training method, often twice a year
Pests
May be affected by aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, codling moth and other caterpillars

Diseases
Good resistance to common apple diseases: apple canker, apple scab, powdery mildews and bitter pit. May be susceptible to brown rot, honey fungus and blossom wilt
 

Malus (Apple) 'Howgate Wonder'

£37.50Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ