Discovery apple

[English] plural Discovery apples

A fresh-flavoured, medium-sized eating apple with crisp white flesh, with yellowish-green skin flushed with rosy pink to brilliant crimson, and occasionally some russeting. The flesh is sometimes stained with pink and has the flavour of strawberries. It was raised by Mr Dummer at Blacksmiths Corner in Langham in Essex in 1949 by crossing Worcester Pearmain and probably Beauty of Bath. Its original name was Thurston August but it was renamed in 1962 by Mr Matthews from Thurston in Suffolk, which seems strange. Best kept refrigerated and eaten slightly chilled (but not icy cold) to bring out the flavour. It is an early apple which is often ready in August in South-East England and crops heavily but has poor storage properties. The fruits tend to crack.