A large, long-keeping, culinary apple bred in the early 20th century, It produces very large apples and its skin is green with red-brown and yellow stripes.. The white flesh is firm and juicy, with a mild flavour and a good balance of sweetness and acidity; it holds together quite well when cooked, making it good for pies. It can also be eaten as a dessert apple as it sweetens towards the end of its storage period, and is also good for juicing and cider. A vigorous tree, and a heavy, reliable cropper, although it may become a biennial bearer if the fruit is not thinned. Partially self-fertile, it will crop better if a different variety in the same or adjacent pollination group is grown nearby. Apple Howgate Wonder is a spur-bearer, a healthy, disease-resistant tree, although it may suffer from scab in wetter areas. Holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Site: Sheltered, sunny site
Soil: Fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
Position: Full sun
Pick: From mid-October
Keep: As late as March
Pollination: Partially self-fertile; Pollination Group 3
Uses: Cooking, juicing, eating