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.
In addition to having the deepest crimson-pink bloom of any flowering crab, Prairiefire is also noted as one of the most disease resistant, rarely showing any problems from scab or other issues. The exquisite flower extravaganza arrives a little later and stays a little longer than most, turning into ½" dark red fruits that do not drop. Maroon colour foliage fades out into deep green during the summer. Upright, spreading, rounded tree generally matures at 5-6 m (15-20') high and 6m (20') wide.
SELF-FERTILE | ZONE 4