Malus domestica 'Discovery'


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Plant type


Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


photo by Jonathan Buckley, copyright GAP Photos (56901)

Plant details

Red apples are popular and decorative in the garden, and there are number of brightly coloured varieties with good eating qualities. 'Discovery' has rosy red skin and crisp, juicy flesh with a sharp taste. It is a good variety for storing through winter. Like all apples, trees are grafted on rootstocks which affect their size and vigour, and may be trained in a number of different shapes. Pruning depends on the tree form and vigour of the rootstock, and should be checked in a handbook.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Malus

Species: domestica

Cultivar: Discovery

Plant type: Fruit

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 600cm

Spread: 600cm

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