Discovery Apple

Apple

Parentage: Worcester Pearmain x Beauty of Bath

Description: Discovery is an attractive, well rounded early dessert apple. Flushed with bright blood red with slight traces of dark red stripes. Flesh is creamy white, firm, fine-textured, crisp and juicy with a hint of strawberry flavour. An excellent apple with good disease resistance. A great garden variety as they are at their best when eaten straight from the tree!

History: Raised by Mr Drummer, Langham, Essex, England in about 1949. Renamed in 1962 and introduced by nurseryman J Matthews, Thurston, Suffolk. Received an Award of Garden Merit in 1993 from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Pollination Partners: Apple Annie Elizabeth Apple Braeburn Apple Christmas Pippin Apple Eden Apple Golden Delicious Apple Herefordshire Russet Apple Howgate Wonder Apple Lord Derby

Attributes

  • Pollination group: Pollination group 3
  • Storing: Does not keep
  • Picking month: August
  • Uses: Eating
  • J Suitable for juicing
  • Relatively trouble-free
  • Any UK district

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