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Discovery Apple tree

Owner: Colin

Location:  United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Soil:Clay 
Climate at this location:Temperate
Pruning:Yes, as an espalier
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Apple sawfly - very susceptible

Owner's comments

Hand removal of and disposal of all sawfly affected fruitlets made a big difference to this year's crop, however this was very time consuming.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Harvest: 2nd week August
  • 2010

  • 2009


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