Howgate wonders

I know I say this every year but I just can’t get over the wondrousness of Howgate Wonder apples.

wp_20160930_001We bought this tree as a little stick seven years ago and it has produced a joyful bounty every year since.

Howgate Wonder 2013

Here it was four years ago when it was three years old and produced ten apples. This year it is a little bigger and has about twenty grapefruit sized fruits.  They taste wonderful raw but they are too big to just eat like, well, apples. We had the first of these stewed with a little sugar and cream yesterday evening, and even better, on breakfast cereal this morning.  It’s astonishing that such a little tree can produce such amazing fruit with absolutely no effort from me at all, other than digging a hole seven years ago. I still can’t get over it really.

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