Discovery (apple)

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'Discovery'
Discovery apples.jpg
Hybrid parentage Possibly 'Worcester Pearmain' × 'Beauty of Bath'
Cultivar 'Discovery'

Discovery is a dessert apple cultivar.

Worcester Pearmain, with possible Beauty of Bath cross.[1]

With Worcester Pearmain as one of its parents, the fruits are typically similar in appearance to it, being small-medium in size, with small patches of yellow and largely flushed with crimson, sometimes completely covering the fruit,[2] but tend to be slightly flatter.

The tree is a mid-season flowering variety, with fruits maturing relatively quickly, by August, and generally have good keeping qualities.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morgan, J. & Richards, A. (Illus. Dowle, E.) (2002), The New Book of Apples, ISBN 978-0-09-188398-0
  2. ^ a b Dr. Hessayon, D.G. (1995), The Fruit Expert, 2nd Ed., ISBN 0-903505-31-2