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 premier quality, dark red cherry from Washington State, Benton is similar to Bing, but hardier. The late blooming, midseason variety is quite crack resistant and is preferred for its flavour. Commercial growers are enthused with Benton's vigorous growth and superior fruit size.
SELF-FERTILE | ZONE 4/5 | HARVEST: EARLY-MID JULY