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Discovery Apple tree

Owner: Robert

Location:  South Shields, TYNE AND WEAR, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Tree form:Standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Owner's comments

Bought as a sapling (no thicker than my thumb) from Scott's Nurseries, Merriot, Somerset in about 1982.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 4 May
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 18 April
    Harvest: 2nd week September
    Moderatley heavy crop...about 80% of previous year
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 30 April
    Harvest: 1st week September
    VERY heavy crop
  • 2009

    No details kept for this or prior years. I planted this tree 30 years ago.

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