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.
A newer variety from the USDA program at Ohio State University, introduced in 2002. If you like Bartlett, but wish it had a more intense, snappy flavour, no fire blight issues and stored much better, then check out Shenandoah. This versatile, later-season pear is a perfect fit for either commercial or home use. Exceptional storage life–can be kept for up to five months.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 5 | HARVEST: EARLY OCT.