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.
Introduced in 1979, this disease resistant selection from Trenton, ON has largely remained unknown. Some U-pick setups, especially organic ones such as Avalon Orchards, find they can never produce enough to satisfy their loyal customers who insist on Trent. A touch of mild, pleasant, pear flavour comes through in the firm, very crisp, cream-coloured flesh of this large, dark red apple. Storage is excellent. Organic growers also appreciate it's exceptional insect resistance which is possibly due to it's slightly thicker skin.
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Besides selecting the most disease resistant varieties, there are
a few simple things to do to have better apples.