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Howgate Wonder

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1915-16 by G. Wratton at Howgate Lane, Bembridge, Isle of Wight. It was introduced in 1932 by Stuart Low Co. Received an Award of merit from the RHS in 1929. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, juicy flesh which is quite sweet when ripe with a faint aromatic flavour. Cooks well.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Blenheim Orange x Newton Wonder
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
79.00mm 2
Width
95.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1962 - 016

  

Accession name
Howgate Wonder (LA 65A)
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register