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.
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
Discovery (EMLA 1)
7th May 10% flowering
12th May Full (80%) flowering
19th May 90% petal fall
Mid August 1
Discovery (original tree No. 1)
Discovery (original tree no.2)
45.38 mm 1
63.00 mm 1
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped/solid flush 1
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register