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Monty's Surprise apple trees

Malus domestica
Monty's Surprise is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Monty's Surprise is a late-season dual-purpose apple from New Zealand, primarily used for eating fresh.

The apples are typically quite large, with a pale green skin extensively covered wtih red flush.

All apples tend to have anti-oxidants in the skin and flesh and pips, but Monty's Surprise apples typically have very high levels of beneficial anti-oxidant compounds. These may limit the growth of cancerous cells.

The apples do not keep for long, and juicing is perhaps the best way to preserve the valuable anti-oxidants - the juice can be easily frozen.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Monty's Surprise organic apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock 19.45€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on MM111 rootstock 19.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock 19.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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Monty's Surprise characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use2-3 weeks
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Country of originNew Zealand
  • Period of origin2000
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colourOrange flushRed / Green
  • Fruit sizeLarge