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  • Discovery traditional variety of apple trees

'Discovery' Apple Trees M9 Semi Dwarf

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In a nutshell....

'Discovery' was first introduced in 1949 in Suffolk, it's parents are 'Worcester Pearmain' and probably 'Beauty of Bath'. The fruit is medium sized with a mostly crimson skin over patches of yellow. The flesh has a pinkish hue and a fresh sweet taste with a good acid balance.

Pre-order now for delivery from mid-November

'Discovery' Apple Trees

'Discovery' was first introduced in 1949 in Suffolk, it's parents are 'Worcester Pearmain' and probably 'Beauty of Bath'. The fruit is medium sized with a mostly crimson skin over patches of yellow. The flesh may have a pinkish hue and has a fresh sweet taste with a good acid balance. I have 5 varieties of apple in my garden and when picked at just the right time (when still a little acid) 'Discovery ' is my hands down favourite. Grown Semi Dwarf M9 Rootstock reaching heights of 6-9 ft.

'Discovery' flowers in mid season, fruit matures quickly and is ready for picking from late August to early October. Unlike other early apple varieties the fruit holds long enough on the tree to ripen fully. You will often see 'Discovery' in the Supermarkets early in the season but as they are at their best for only a week after picking you probably haven't had a good one. This is a shame as when picked straight from the tree these apples are exceptional.

 

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Plants leaving our warehouse are believed to be in good condition.

When your delivery arrives please check your goods carefully and contact us with any queries within 3 days. Quickcrop does not guarantee the further growth, flowering or yield of plants once delivered due to the fact that the care and husbandry after delivery is beyond our control. Quickcrop accept no liability for any latent diseases which may be present but not detected at the time of sale. 

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Jimmy
May 14th, 2021
Quality plant, good root system.A great buy
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Asked By adam holden
on October 04th, 2021
Hi, I'm looking to grow some apples and possibly other fruit in my garden. However the soil isn't great quality and quite wet in the winter. What fruits could you suggest to grow in pots, and how big does the pot need to be? Many thanks.
Answered by Niall
on October 05th, 2021
Hi Adam Dwarf apple trees would be best but to be honest we don't sell them as they still need very large pots to grow in and they don't produce a lot of fruit. My suggestion would be soft fruit like Blueberries, Currant bushes and strawberries. Plum, Pear or Apple trees all need a good bit of space for the roots to spread out Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Martin
on April 23rd, 2021
Hi, I'm based in Waterford City and have a fairly open allotment area. The ground is quite shallow, probably about a foot of clay at best before you hit gravel and stone. Probably not suitable so was wondering if they would grow in large pots as they are semi dwarf? Or would you recommend going for a full dwarf variety if growing in pots? Thanks for your time
Answered by Niall
on April 24th, 2021
Hi Martin I would always go with a dwarf variety if growing in pots Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Kevin O Donovan
on November 21st, 2020
Hi There, will these grow in a coastal area? I a planning an espalier method with 3 apple trees and 3 pear trees, there is reasonable shade from the west but a little exposed to north westerlies. I live just outside dingle town!
Answered by Niall
on November 23rd, 2020
Hi Kevin Yes. Discovery apple trees are hardy enough however if it is very windy you might struggle with any fruit. The reason for this is that the blossoms in Spring may blow off to quickly for the fruit to form later in the season. That said you can also be lucky if you don't have much wind around the time of blossoming. But Discovery is hardier than a lot of apple trees out there Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Deirdre Robinson
on November 11th, 2020
Hi, I want to plant 6 apple trees this year. Unfortunately, we're blessed with lovely Wexford clay soil and it can get pretty marshy throughout the Winter. Which trees would you recommend? They don't necessarily have to be 6 different apple trees, I'm more interested in those most likely to survive/thrive/fruit in our less than ideal conditions. thanks D
Answered by Niall
on November 11th, 2020
Hi Deirdre You are of course right. Fruit trees do not like wet feet in the winter however you can add a lot of compost to the top of the soil around where the trees are planted and over time the soil will loosen up and not be as prone to flooding. Sand in the planting hole with the compost is also important. Anyway you are on the right track with Discovery as it is a great pollinator. I would also highly recommend the following for your conditions. James Grieve, Jonagold and Ecolette or Elstar. All great trees and hardy enough to handle the ground Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Aoife Kelly
on October 14th, 2020
Can you grow apples with just one ?
Answered by Niall
on October 15th, 2020
Hi Aoife Yes as there will normally be other pollinators around. Discovery is one you can grow on its own. Some apple trees very specifically need a support tree but Discovery is fine Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Mary McLaughlin Beck
on September 26th, 2020
I'd like to order a Discovery apple for myself - I have one already with a Beauty of Bath next to it. Want to get one for my son also. Which of the other apples you supply would be best pollinator ? How tall are Discovery when supplied ? Thanks Mary
Answered by Niall
on September 29th, 2020
Hi Mary Sorry for not replying sooner. Coxs, Elstar James Grieve are all in the same pollinator group as Discovery so any of these will do. The trees are supplied roughly 5/6ft tall Niall Quickcrop
Asked By kelly
on September 02nd, 2018
when will you have more these trees? thanks and when is the time to plant them?
Answered by Niall
on September 03rd, 2018
Hi Kelly We will have our tree stock in around mid November however they will be available to pre-purchase mid September. November / December is the best time to put them in the ground Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Sara Keene
on December 07th, 2017
Please can you say something about best position for a Discovery apple tree and some hints on planting technique and how to prepare the ground ahead of planting. Thank you. I had one at my last house but I didn't plant it. And, yes, it's a delicious apple and also makes delicious stewed apple.
Answered by Andrew
on December 11th, 2017
Hi Sara. I include a link to a recent article I wrote about planting fruit, if you skip to the second bit I cover planting tree fruit which will be the same info for a Discovery apple tree. I hope this helps. Andrew. https://www.quickcrop.co.uk/blog/planting-fruit-in-october/
Asked By George
on October 19th, 2017
Hello I am just wondering on which rootstock they are grafted. Thanks George
Answered by Andrew
on October 24th, 2017
Hi George. Our Discovery are on M9 rootstocks.
Asked By Geraldine
on October 13th, 2017
Are any of the apple trees on dwarf rootstock please?
Answered by Andrew
on October 24th, 2017
Hi Geraldine. We have a number of apples on M9 semi dwarf rootstocks which give a height of 6-9 foot. The varieties are: Rosette, Summer Red, Elstar, James Grieve, Discovery and Pirouette.

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