An 'orchard grade' is a tree that may be somewhat shorter, slightly crooked, or a bit scratched, or for some other reason is not a perfect front lawn specimen. These trees will work just as well in an orchard as a first or number one would, since they still produce the very same fruit.
An old English variety of unparalleled quality from the early 1700’s. This one will fully engage your taste buds! To quote John Bunker “Each bite is an intense, aromatic sting of sharp and sweet, with hints of indescribable, but absolutely wonderful tastes and aftertastes.” Small to medium, greenish-yellow apples with heavy brownish russet have crisp, juicy yellow flesh. A good sharp addition for cider but also great for sauce or dessert. Shows some resistance to scab and mildew. Ripens mid-late October. Store until New Year to reach perfection.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 3 | HARVEST: LATE OCT.
TRIPLOID- Plant with several other varieties.
Besides selecting the most disease resistant varieties, there are
a few simple things to do to have better apples.