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Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1949 by Mr Drummer, a workman on an Essex fruit farm. It was first named 'Thurston August' but renamed Discovery in 1962 and introduced by nurseryman J. Matthews, Thurston, Suffolk. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a fairly sweet and pleasant flavour.

Thurston August
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Worcester Pearmain x Beauty of Bath
Mother to:

Accession No.
1973 - 189


Accession name
Discovery (EMLA 1)
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register

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