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.
This well-known New Zealand native is one of the top commercial varieties of today along with Ambrosia and Honeycrisp. Of the big three, Brookfield® Gala is the first to ripen, so there is usually no shortage of shoppers eagerly awaiting it's arrival. The original Gala is a cross of Golden Delicious and Cox Orange Pippen, which handily explains the crowd-pleasing flavour. Brookfield® is simply a Gala selected for it's improved colouring. Since we usually graft some for commercial orchards, we've made them available for you too.
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Besides selecting the most disease resistant varieties, there are
a few simple things to do to have better apples.