Apple (Malus domestica) Discovery / M26
Dessert apple. Pick late Aug, use Aug-Sept. Flower group C. Medium round crisp fruit, good flavour. Tree a good cropper, tolerates late spring frosts. M26 is a semi-dwarfing rootstock giving trees about 2.5-3.5 m (8-12 ft) high.
Out of stock (for plants, stocks go live in mid July)
All bare root maidens or two year old trees on M27, M26, or MM106 rootstock.
M27 is very dwarfing, making a tree about 1.5-2 m (5-6½ ft) high. Requires staking where exposed and good growing conditions.
M26 is a useful all-round semi-dwarf rootstock, making a bush tree growing 2.5-3.5 m (8-12 ft) high, also good for cordons. Requires staking for the first few years.
MM106 is slightly more vigorous than M26, making a bush or half standard around 4 m (13 ft) high, also good for cordons. Doesnt usually need staking.
Unless self-fertile, all varieties require cross pollination; choose a variety with the same or an adjacent flower group (eg. B in column fg will be pollinated by A, B or C).