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.
Although Honeycrisp remains a force to be reckoned with in the apple world, some of it's easier-to-grow progeny aspire to attain equal prominence. One of the newest, next-generation varieties is KinderKrisp, developed by David MacGregor in Minnesota. Exhilarating Honeycrisp texture combined with exceptional flavour endears this perfect snack to kids of all ages. Cute, child-size, rosy red apples are tops for packed lunches. They ripen right at the start of the school year and will hang on the tree for an extended period.
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