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Malus domestica 'Discovery' (Apple 'Discovery')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
6m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
6m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Malus domestica 'Discovery'

Other names: Apple 'Discovery'

Genus: Malus Malus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Discovery' _ 'Discovery' is an upright, spreading apple tree covered in pure white, cup-shaped flowers in spring, followed by crisp, juicy, red dessert apples.


Malus domestica 'Discovery' is: Deciduous

Flower: White in Spring

Foliage: Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn

Fragrance: Flowers are scented in spring

Tree shape: Spreading, Upright

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Red spider mite (box and other) , Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite , Mussel scale Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Red spider mite (box and other) , Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite , Mussel scale

Specific diseases: Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Sooty blotch and fly speck of apples Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Sooty blotch and fly speck of apples

General care

Pruning: Thin fruit as required.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Budding, Grafting. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Malus domestica 'Discovery' (Apple 'Discovery') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Containers

Cultivation: Plant in moderately fertile, moist, free-draining soil in full sun, although it will tolerate partial shade. Keep a clear area around the trunk of at least 60cm radius.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Malus domestica 'Discovery'

Other names: Apple 'Discovery'

Genus: Malus Malus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Discovery' _ 'Discovery' is an upright, spreading apple tree covered in pure white, cup-shaped flowers in spring, followed by crisp, juicy, red dessert apples.


Malus domestica 'Discovery' is: Deciduous

Flower: White in Spring

Foliage: Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn

Fragrance: Flowers are scented in spring

Tree shape: Spreading, Upright

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Red spider mite (box and other) , Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite , Mussel scale

Specific diseases: Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Sooty blotch and fly speck of apples

General care

Pruning: Thin fruit as required.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Budding, Grafting. REGISTER to read more...


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Malus domestica 'Discovery' (Apple 'Discovery') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Containers

Cultivation: Plant in moderately fertile, moist, free-draining soil in full sun, although it will tolerate partial shade. Keep a clear area around the trunk of at least 60cm radius.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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