Wednesday, 5 February 2014

ABC Wednesday - D

Discovery


Discovery is the name of a delightful apple tree in my orchard.  I found it a few years ago whilst looking for heritage fruit trees.  I wanted the old varieties as they are much more disease resistant than modern ones, and are often much more delicious to eat.


Discovery originates from the United Kingdom and dates back to 1900-1949.  This one has never needed any spraying or pest management, and is a healthy, care free tree for the domestic orchard.


The Blackbirds are finding them very delectable at the moment, but we are still getting our share to eat and freeze.


An apple tree I would definitely recommend!


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10 comments:

  1. Yummm, this one sounds Delicious.
    Glad you found a resistant strain.

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  2. Oh wow! Those apples look so healthy and I bet are really delicious!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  3. Your apples look delicious, one of my favorite fruits! Have a happy week ahead!

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  4. They do look enough to eat, one of my favorite fruits. I recently discovered Russet Apples.

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  5. Always two joys from an apple tree, the blossom and the fruit. Your photos show a perfect day to pluck one off the tree. I'm munching my way through some cox apples at the moment, my personal favourite
    Joy - ABC Team

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  6. Such a healthy looking tree Jocee. I haven't heard of that variety before, will need to discover it when I next go to NZ

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