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.
Another winner from Zaiger Hybrids in California, Flavor Supreme® is the first pluot of the season to ripen and as one grower put it - "The most coveted early fruit in our orchard." Greenish-purple mottled skin covers the rich, honey sweet, burgundy-red flesh with dribble off-your-chin juiciness. Like all pluots, Flavor Supreme® boasts a substantially higher sugar content than either a plum or an apricot can attain on it's own. It will cross-pollinate with other pluots or a Japanese plum such as Santa Rosa.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 6 | HARVEST: EARLY AUG