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botanical name:
Malus domestica 'Discovery'
Malus domestica 'Discovery' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Apple 'Discovery'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 8.00m
width: 8.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: red & green
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Excellent dessert apple, juicy and crisp with a good sharp flavour. Medium sized, red-flushed fruits. Early cropping in August and September. Good disease resistance. Will not store for more than a couple of weeks.

Moderately fertile, well drained soil, preferably in full sun.
Harvest fruit in October.
Size depends on the grafting rootstock.
Self fertile, pollination group C.

By grafting.

other notes:
Originated in Essex, Uk, in 1949.


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