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  • Closed: Tue 18 Aug 2009, 8:19 pm
Listing #: 235586677
A seedling apple tree discovered on a Wanganui country road in 2000 ..."The tree was very old judging by its girth & was the oldest & largest apple tree I'd ever come across." said Mark Christensen.

It was "one of a kind" & was later named Montys Surprise after an old identity in the district. The tree was estimated to be about 90 years old.

Studies in Finland have already shown that people who ate 5 apples a week had the world's lowest rate of diabetes, heart disease & cancer, so the Central Districts branch of the NZ Tree Crops Association decided to get 250 apple varieties tested for anti-cancer properties.

The Monty's Surprise apple topped the lot!

Scientists in France and Australia as well as in this country are involved in further studies into the health benefits of the Monty's Surprise apple. NZ Tree Crop Assn 2006 Apple research findings ... "Montys Surprise is a unique apple variety with exceptional medicinal qualities"

Read the reports at the following web links ..

As you can see, this is a very special apple to grow in your garden. Very disease resistant, ideal for organic home garden growing. A crisp good eating blushed red apple & great cooking apple also. Ripens in April.

I have given the tree its first years establishing winter prune so all you need to do is plant it.

The logic of a hard first year prune is to achieve a balance between branches & roots to minimise the stress on the plant in its first year of planting.

Allow 2-3 years from planting for the tree to start commence producing good pickings of apples.

You are bidding on 1 new seasons Monty Surprise Apple tree in a pb12, standing aprox 1.4m tall from base of bag to top of winter pruned branch.

Trees are grafted on MM106 semi-dwarf rootstock, will grow to aprox 3-5 to 4.5m tall.

Full cultural growing information provided.

Happy to combine freight with any of my other listings.


Shipping details

  • $2.50  Via Fastway Courier local Wgtn (up to Whitby)
  • $6.70  Via Fastway Courier up to Dannevirke
  • $11.00  Via Fastway Courier up to Dannevirke + RD delivery
  • $10.25  Via Fastway North Island
  • $14.55  Via Fastway North Island + RD delivery
  • $11.00  Via Fastway South Island
  • $15.30  Via Fastway South Island + RD delivery
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Lower Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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  • Cash

About the seller

nchun (6087 6087 positive feedback) Address Verified Feb 2013 Member is In Trade
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Closes: Tue 18 Aug, 8:19 pm. 2009 This auction used auto-extend.