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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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Using


Apple trees
Discovery
Picking seasonEarly
CroppingGood
Keeping1 week
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Useful forEating fresh
Juice
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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
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Problems


Apple trees
Discovery
Disease resistanceGood
CankerSome resistance
ScabVery resistant
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Climate


Apple trees
Discovery
Climate typeTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
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
Fruit colourRed
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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