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.
This large, attractive, yellow pear is aptly named, as it is one of the first to ripen. Juicy and aromatic, with a sweet, pleasant flavour for fresh eating or desserts. Sunrise stores surprisingly well for an early pear. It will keep 2-3 months in the refrigerator. Disease resistance, including fireblight, is excellent too.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 4/5 | HARVEST: MID AUG.