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Apple trees
Discovery

Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.
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Apple trees
Discovery
Picking seasonEarly
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)1 week
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Flavour qualityAverage
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Flavour style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
Food usesEating fresh
Juice
Discoloration of fruitSlightly oxidising (browns slowly)
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Growing


Apple trees
Discovery
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourAverage vigour
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
Organic cultureSuitable
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Problems


Apple trees
Discovery
Disease resistanceGood
CankerSome resistance
ScabVery resistant
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Climate


Apple trees
Discovery
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Hot (>30C / 86F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Frost resistance of blossomGood resistance
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Identification


Apple trees
Discovery
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Flower colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourRed
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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