‘Discovery’ Apple Tree


A popular, red dessert apple with a refreshingly sweet taste and available on different rootstocks.

‘Discovery’ Apple Tree produces sweet tasting, red fruit with a subtle hint of strawberry.

As an early season variety, this apple is refreshingly light having stood the test of time and taste since the 1940s.

You can enjoy Discovery by picking it straight from the tree or after being chilled. It has good disease resistance and is a popular dessert apple.

This apple is available in different rootstocks to suit a range of gardens. The rootstock controls the rate of growth so you can choose a rootstock suitable to where you would like to plant your tree. The rootstock also ensures the tree fruits earlier than when grown on its own roots.

M26, a Semi-Dwarf variety, is suitable for smaller gardens and where space is at a premium. This rootstock grows to a mature height of 2.5m (8ft) after 10 years.

MM106, a Semi-Vigorous variety, is commonly one of the largest rootstock available and is best suited to large gardens and where space is not an issue. This rootstock grows to a mature height of 3.5m (11ft) after 10 years.

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM)


  • Recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit 1993
  • Rootstock: M26, MM106
  • Fruiting Season: Early
  • Parentage: Worcester Pearmain
  • Pollination: Flowering Group 3

To ensure good pollination and a good crop, apple trees require two or more different cultivars from the same Flowering Group.

Some cultivars are triploid. This means they require two non-triploid cultivars for good pollination.

Additional information


M26, MM106