An 'orchard grade' is a tree that may be on the shorter side, may be crooked or with slight damage. These trees will still produce the very same fruit as a first or number 1 will. They may need to be staked and they do need regular watering, fertilizer and protection from weeds and hungry animals. All trees will benefit from pruning.
At Whiffletree we strive to provide the best in super-hardy fruit selections. We've added this robust variety named after Dexter Jackson of Regina SK, who developed it by crossing Collett and Mantet. Not only is it ultra hardy – it is also highly resistant to scab and fire blight. Attractive mid to large size fruit features red streaking over an amber background. Dexter is sweet, fine-textured and thin-skinned for pleasurable fresh eating. Very good for cooking and baking. Will store for several months.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 2/3 | HARVEST: MID AUG.