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Apple tree 'Discovery' | Malus domestica - M26 - Dwarfing - 130-140cm - 10lt

Apple tree 'Discovery' | Malus domestica - M26 - Dwarfing - 130-140cm - 10lt

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Malus domestica 'Discovery' is an excellent early-producing apple tree with an upright, compact growth habit. Attractive white flowers emerge in spring, and delicious bright red apples, with hints of green and yellow, are ready for harvesting in late August and September. The apples are hard and crisp, sweet and slightly acidic, with delicate light flavour that has a touch of strawberry. As every early-producing variety, it can be stored only for a short period of time. Discovery Apple tree is very easy to care for. It is resilient and undemanding. It prefers neutral, well-drained soil, and full sun in a sheltered position. It is generally disease-resistant and pest-resistant and tolerates frost very well. It is not self-pollinating. It needs to cross-pollinate with other apple trees. As a partial tip-barer, it can be grown in cordons and espaliers. Suitable for containers and large pots.

M26 is a semi-dwarfing rootstock (smaller than MM106) used for apple trees, particularly in orchards and home gardens. It produces trees 10-12 feet in height, making them easier to manage and harvest. M26 ensures early fruit production, good anchorage, and medium vigor. However, it requires staking during early years and is moderately susceptible to fire blight.

  • Common Name

    Discovery Apple

  • Family


  • Type

    fruit tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    attractive, white flowers

  • Foliage

    oval, green

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, upright, compact, spreading

Preferred Location


North–facing or West–facing or South–facing or East–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

neutral soil, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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