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.
Britegold is a Canadian selection introduced in 1980 as a hardy, scab-resistant substitute for Golden Delicious. An attractive, mid-sized, golden-yellow apple with a rosy blush on the sunny side, Britegold is very sweet with low acidity. While this is exactly what some folks prefer, others might consider it somewhat bland. Claude Jolicoeur, the master cider maker finds Britegold very useful to reduce the acidity in a blend, since so many cider varieties are very high acid types. The tree itself is vigorous, hardy, productive, and easy to grow.
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Besides selecting the most disease resistant varieties, there are
a few simple things to do to have better apples.