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Apple Howgate Wonder in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Malus domestica 'Howgate Wonder'

 

Apple 'Howgate Wonder'

There are many types, varieties and growth forms of apple trees, from standard tree to dwarf, the mature size being controlled by the root stock used during grafting. The cultivation is the same for all types and varieties; only the pruning is different, One of the best ways to choose a variety of apple tree to grow is to see what varieties do well in your locality. Be aware that most apple trees need pollinators in order to fruit. Some varieties need one other tree as a pollinator, and some need two, or even three. If you have apple trees in neighbouring gardens this should help, as long as they flower at the same time. 'Howgate Wonder' is a very large English cooking apple which keeps well.

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plant Features
  • Apple Howgate Wonder likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Apple Howgate Wonder likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Apple Howgate Wonder is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Apple Howgate Wonder likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Apple 'Howgate Wonder'

Latin name

Malus domestica 'Howgate Wonder'

type

Fruiting tree

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Apple Howgate Wonder likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Apple Howgate Wonder is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Apple Howgate Wonder likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Apple Howgate Wonder likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Apple Howgate Wonder is 3.50meters x 4.00meters 3.50 M 4.00 M

Malus domestica 'Howgate Wonder'

There are many types, varieties and growth forms of apple trees, from standard tree to dwarf, the mature size being controlled by the root stock used during grafting. The cultivation is the same for all types and varieties; only the pruning is different, One of the best ways to choose a variety of apple tree to grow is to see what varieties do well in your locality. Be aware that most apple trees need pollinators in order to fruit. Some varieties need one other tree as a pollinator, and some need two, or even three. If you have apple trees in neighbouring gardens this should help, as long as they flower at the same time. 'Howgate Wonder' is a very large English cooking apple which keeps well.


Planting outdoors

From Mid Autumn TO Early Spring

When planting remove the weeds from surrounding areas and make sure the hole you dig is at least twice the size of the roots. It is advised not to add fertiliser at this time due to the possibility of damaging the tree, however well rotted compost or manure should be forked into the bottom, the tree placed in the hole and back filled, firmed then watered in thoroughly. Keep well-watered until the tree is well established.

 

Apple Tree Blooms

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Once the weather has warmed up the tree will produce the first green leaves which will then prompt the first blossom. This is a very vulnerable stage - if a frost occurs the blossom is usually killed, and then there will be no fruit. .

 
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