Magnus Summer Surprise Dwarfing

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The fruit are quite attractive - bright red  and medium in size, but that is the red flesh and white core are quite remarkable when bitten into. The flavour is sweet and the tree crops heavily. Like its parent, the Huonville Crab, it has purple/ green leaves and stem. Quite remarkable.

This apple is the result of my fathers' efforts into apple breeding. After planting hundreds of seeds left-over from pressing and juicing Huonville Crab apples, he grafted what grew onto some roostocks to make them bear earlier. The result was quite mixed and mostly unexciting, except for this one. Larger than its parent, the Summer surprise retains the pink flesh apart from some white around the core. The flavour has even less crab apple than its parent, the Huonville crab and is sweeter. Makes pink juice and pink cider!

Read more about it in this article.

"Note that this variety is protected by PBR (Plant Breeders Rights) and by purchasing this plant you agree to not propagate or distribute any propagation material from this variety in any way"

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$38.82

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Specifications

Ripening Time February - March
Fertility Needs a pollinator (produces viable pollen)
Growth Habit Can be espaliered and kept to 1.5 - 2.5m. Free standing tree grows to around 2 -2.5m tall.
Rootstock Dwarfing rootstock
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Magnus Summer Surprise Dwarfing

Magnus Summer Surprise Dwarfing

The fruit are quite attractive - bright red  and medium in size, but that is the red flesh and white core are quite remarkable when bitten into. The flavour is sweet and the tree crops heavily. Like its parent, the Huonville Crab, it has purple/ green leaves and stem. Quite remarkable.

This apple is the result of my fathers' efforts into apple breeding. After planting hundreds of seeds left-over from pressing and juicing Huonville Crab apples, he grafted what grew onto some roostocks to make them bear earlier. The result was quite mixed and mostly unexciting, except for this one. Larger than its parent, the Summer surprise retains the pink flesh apart from some white around the core. The flavour has even less crab apple than its parent, the Huonville crab and is sweeter. Makes pink juice and pink cider!

Read more about it in this article.

"Note that this variety is protected by PBR (Plant Breeders Rights) and by purchasing this plant you agree to not propagate or distribute any propagation material from this variety in any way"