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Monty's Surprise apple

A recent New Zealand apple variety which is noted for higher than usual levels of anti-cancer compounds.

USDA identification images for Monty's Surprise

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    New Zealand

    Harvest records for this variety

    2013 season

    • 3rd week April  2013  - tree owned by Katrina in Nelson, New Zealand

    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Originates from: New Zealand

    Identification

    • Country of origin: New Zealand
    • Period of origin: 2000
    • Fruit colour: Orange flush
    • Fruit colour: Red / Green
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
    • Flesh colour: White
    • Fruit size: Large
    • Fruit shape: Round

    Using

    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Cooking result: Textured puree
    • Cropping: Good
    • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Dual purpose
    • Picking month: September
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators

    Growing

    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

    Climate

    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average
    • Fire blight: Some susceptibility

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Monty's Surprise apple trees for sale:


    Where to buy fresh fruit

    No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.



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