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.
Developed in England in the 1970's, this Golden Delicious cross resembles Granny Smith but ripens earlier and is much more resistant to scab and mildew. Compact tree bears heavy crops of beautiful green-gold fruit annually, starting at a young age. Juicy and very crisp apples have a fine, snappy, Granny Smith-type flavour and can hang on the tree for a long time.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 4 | HARVEST: LATE AUG.