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What a Monty…

3 years ago we were given a little stick of wood from a friends Monty Surprise apple tree.  We grafted it onto our rootstock & now have several young trees.  This is the first time we have seen the fruit and.. woah..  I see why they called it Monty!  I thought the Peasgood Nonsuch was a big apple but these are huge.

Monty beside a Gala

1 Monty apple weighing 854 grams

Young grafted tree 'groaning' with huge Monty Surprise fruit

Sadly I am not so excited by their flavour but since Montys Surprise is reported to have high levels of antioxidants & help prevent cancer I will be eating them for sure.

You can read about this variety & the cancer  prevention research here  & here

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