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Discovery Apple tree

Owner: Gill

Location:  Chalfont St Giles, BUCKS, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Blossom:April May
Picking:August September
Soil:general - potting mix at top 
Climate at this location:moderate
Pruning:Yes - post fruiting and after flowering
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:wasps, moths, birds, squirrels

Owner's comments

Same as last year some marking on apples due to moth infection but this year much reduced to previous. No pruning done this year - but still heavy crop - apples not as large as last year but plentiful. Again rippening from brilliant pink to red - looks like a Xmas tree! Agaiin this year wasps very active - due to higher sugar content. Apart from that I let nature take its course and neighbour all love it fresh and sweet taste.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

  • 2011

    medium crop - apples smaller this year
  • 2010

  • 2009

    Very heavy crop again this year - branches almost

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