Growing Calendar for Apple Discovery - Apple Tree
Delivery: Early November to Late April
Discovery is an excellent early variety, with good disease resistance. Producing fruit from as early as July.
Ideal for eating straight off the tree, Discovery apples have a fresh, tangy flavour and attractive pink-green skin and white flesh touched with pink.
Discovery is probably the most well-known early English apple variety, ripening in late August. It is very easy to grow, and has excellent natural disease resistance.
Discovery is grown commercially on a small scale in the UK, but it has a very short shelf-life, and shop-bought apples can be disappointing if not picked at exactly the right time.
For this reason Discovery is definitely a variety that is better grown in the garden, and preferably eaten straight from the tree - although it will keep in a fridge for a week if necessary.
In some years there is a hint of strawberry flavour, which adds to the summery appeal. Discovery also excels as a variety for juicing, as it produces a very well-balanced sweet/sharp juice.
Flowering Group: FG3
Years until fruiting from planting: 2
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 3m/10ft
Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.
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We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
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