Apple ‘Discovery’

The Malus domestica ‘Discovery’ tree is a deciduous specimen known for its moderate size and ornamental appeal. Typically reaching a height of around 8 to 12 feet (2.4 to 3.7 meters), it has a rounded canopy with gracefully spreading branches.

The Appearance

A small to medium-sized deciduous tree, typically with a spreading crown and green foliage that turns golden in autumn.


The Produce

One of the trees notable characteristics is of 'Discovery' apples is their early maturation, making them one of the first apple varieties ready for harvesting in the late summer. These apples are often enjoyed fresh but can also be used in cooking, baking, or making apple juice.


The Flowers

Produces beautiful white to pink blossoms in spring, which are highly fragrant and attract bees and other pollinators.


The Leaves

They are ovate to elliptical in shape with serrated edges, and showcase a vibrant green colour.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and gray on young trees, becoming more fissured and darker with age.


The Habitat

Grows best in temperate climates with well-drained soil, commonly found in orchards and gardens.


The Ecology

Apple trees are crucial for pollinators like bees. Their fruit provides food for various animals, including birds and mammals.


The Culture

Widely cultivated for its fruit, ‘Discovery’ apples are enjoyed fresh, in cooking, and for making cider.


Fun Facts

The ‘Discovery’ apple variety is known for its early ripening and sweet-tart flavor, making it a favorite among gardeners.

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