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.
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.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 3/4 | HARVEST: MID-LATE OCT