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Discovery Apple tree

Owner: Chris

Location:  Winchester, HAMPSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree:31 years
Soil:Alkaline 
Climate at this location:Temperate
Pruning:Pruned January 2016
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Codling moth, wasps, birds

Owner's comments

This apple does not keep for long, but does not need to as most of fruit is eaten by us as soon as it appears. First cropper of the season.

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Not as good as last year. Normally quite a heavy cropper.
  • 2015

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  • 2009


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