[NAFEX] Howgate Wonder apple

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Sun May 6 12:40:43 EDT 2007


Hello,

I had the privilege of seeing a Howgate Wonder apple tree at the Canadian
Clonal Genebank.  The size of the apple was amazing.  The Howgate Wonder is
the sort of thing where you cannot believe your eyes.

A single one of these apples could make two apple pies handily.

The flavor was good, but not outstanding.  Of the dozens of apples I tasted
that day Richelieu was by far the best eating apple.

The last time I saw the tree at the genebank it was in need of replacement
due to fireblight damage.

If you want apples that make people do a double take; Howgate Wonder is your
apple.  It is a true novelty.

Later,
Tom

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007 11:40 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: [NAFEX] Howgate Wonder apple

Hélène,

Crawford lists Howgate Wonder as a cooking apple: large, round-conical, 
pale green flushed brownish red, striped red, greasy; flesh pale cream, 
quite sharp, juicy, flavour pleasant; cooking quality - keeps shape, 
also used for juice; high vigour, spreading, heavy cropper; Blenheim 
Orange x Newton Wonder. From Isle of Wight, UK, 1915. Ripens early 
October, partially self-fertile, blooms Day 12.

Derry
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