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Monty's Surprise

Monty's Surprise is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

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

The original Monty's Surprise apple tree was found growing as a chance seedling in New Zealand around 2000. It quickly became popular in New Zealand, partly because it was found to have naturally high levels of anti-oxidant compounds which can limit the growth of cancerous cells (although most apple varieties have these same compounds).

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Monty's Surprise organic apple trees for sale

  • 11-year tree on M9 rootstock 19.45€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • 21-year tree on MM111 rootstock 19.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 31-year tree on Franc rootstock 19.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years)
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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