Malus pumila x domestica ‘Magnus Summer Surprise’ – Semi-Dwarf Apple
Malus ‘Magnus Summer Surprise’ is a unique and exciting new apple variety, bred right here in Australia. Produces bright, shiny, vibrant rose-red apples with deep-pink flesh and sweet, berry-like flavour. Imagine the wonderful creations you can make with this truly novel apple.
Spring blossoms are purple/pink. In fact, all parts of the tree have pink, red, or purple colouring, including the branches and fruit.
‘Magnus Summer Surprise’ is a heavy cropping variety. Fruit matures in early-mid summer, making this one of the earliest apples to ripen.
Requires full sun/part shade. Frost tolerant. This cultivar is also very disease resistant and displays vigorous growth.
Trees are grafted on M26 rootstock, a dwarfing rootstock ideal for espalier and small gardens. Trees grown on this rootstock generally fruit from 2-3 years of age.
Height: 2-3 m. Width: 2-3 m.
Bred in Tasmania
Bred by Bob Magnus, Tasmania’s own heritage apple expert. Bob is a true pioneer of the heritage apple movement and has an unrivalled depth of apple cultivation knowledge. For more than 30 years, Bob has been growing heritage apples on the rolling green hills of Woodbridge Farm, Tasmania.
- Perfect for espalier
- Suitable for container growing
- Home orchard tree
- Crisp and sweet eating apple ideal for home gardens
- Making rosé cider ?
Requires pollination to bear fruit. Suggested pollinators are:
Prune young trees to create an open canopy of strong branches that can support heavy future crops. After 3-4 years, prune lightly in summer to keep the tree a manageable size and allow you to net the tree easily. Fertilise in spring and autumn. Provide irrigation in the heat of summer for best yields.
Information courtesy of Plants Management Australia www.pma.com.au