Apple – Monty’s Surprise
*height & width at maturity
FRUIT: Attractive deep red skin and firm yellow flesh, with a sweet, sharp taste.
POLLINATION: Pinkabelle, Leprechaun, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Gala.
MATURITY: March – April (Mid season)
DESCRIPTION: Monty’s Surprise is one of the larger dessert apples (up to 400grams) suitable for cooking as well as eating fresh. Monty’s Surprise is grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock. Great for smaller gardens, pots and tubs. With exceptionally high levels of antioxidants, it can be eaten as a preventative measure to reduce the incidence of disease in the human body.
TREE CARE: Plant in a sunny position with well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilise when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.
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