Join Mark Christensen as he introduces us to this heritage variety of apple that is fast becoming a favourite around the country. Mark and friends were out for a drive one day when they came across a century old apple tree. They had one bite and the rest is history. Mark says the apple is delicious, great for cooking and disease resistant. An international study put it at the top of the list for its high-levels of natural flavinoids, which have 'anti-cancer' properties. Mark is based is Wanganui where he runs a heritage nursery and is the research director of the Central Tree Crops Research Trust. They have more research and information on the Monty's Surprise apple and other projects on their website.