Dwarf Monty’s Surprise® Apple

$45.00 inc. GST

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Requires a pollinator

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Variety – chance seedling selection.


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An apple a day really does keep the doctor away! Monty’s Surprise Apple is a special variety selected by PlantNet based on scientific reports showing it has some of the highest flavonoids and antioxidant levels, both in the skin and flesh, of any apple variety found in the world (many times higher). Monty’s Surprise Apple also has high micro nutrient levels. It has been reported by health organisations around the world that high levels of these naturally occurring compounds are beneficial in supporting the immune system.

Not recommended for coastal Qld and Northern NSW as winters are not cold enough to produce fruit.
fruit tree growing suitable map Australia
From the collection:
Can be used in all sized gardens and has many uses including pots, tubs, small screens or hedges, specimen shrub/trees, feature plants for the courtyard, deck or balcony.
Tree height
Tree width
Skin colour
Red over green
White with a fine, crisp texture
Fruit shape
Round to slightly flat in shape
Fruit size
Extra-large, up to 120mm in diameter and 400 grams in weight!
Slightly tart
Harvest time
March to April
Fruit uses
Eating fresh, stewing, apple cider, cooking and dried apple
Produces large fruit, the trees will need support/staking


Monty’s Surprise apple Facts

The chemical analysis of over 250 apple varieties has identified this unique New Zealand seedling – the Monty’s Surprise apple. Testing conducted at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research in Strasbourg (2007 & 2008) and Food Science Australia (part of CSIRO) on this variety has shown its potent effectiveness in assisting the human body to fight disease. We believe that this is currently the best apple available to help support the body’s immune system and to reduce the incidence of disease.

Comparison: Quercetin flavonoid levels in fruit:

VARIETYSKIN mg/cm2FLESH mg/g fruit weight
Dwarf Monty’s Surprise0.40.02
Pacific Rose apple (Gala x Splendour)0.110.0041
Grape Red0.0053
Grape Fruit yellow0.005
Grape Fruit pink0.0033
Blood orange0

Comparison: Procyanidins (strong anti-oxidants) levels in fruit:

VARIETYSKIN mg/cm2FLESH mg/g fruit weight
Monty’s Surprise apple0.70.14
Pacific Rose apple (Gala x Splendour)0.230.3
Grape Red0.0004
Grape Fruit yellow0
Grape Fruit pink0
Blood orange0.054

Source: https://heritagefoodcrops.org.nz/montys-surprise  (Scientific research completed by Central Trees Crop Research New Zealand, French National Institute for Health and Medical Research in Strasbourg and CSIRO Australia)