A picture of a Apple 'Discovery'

Apple 'Discovery'

Malus domestica 'Discovery'

Also known as

Apple Tree 'Discovery'

Discovery apples by Bob Balmer (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

7 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Apple 'Discovery'

Some red Malus domestica 'Discovery' apples hanging from a branch
A Malus domestica 'Discovery' tree in flower

Apple 'Discovery' Overview

Malus domestica 'Discovery' is a tree cultivar with a compact habit, it typically grows to between 2.5-8m tall and wide, but this varies with different rootstocks. It produces sweet dessert apple fruits, generally August-September from attractive white, 5-petalled flowers. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

How to propagate Apple 'Discovery'

Budding

Grafting

Special features of Apple 'Discovery'

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits