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 new variety developed at Summerland, BC. Sandra Rose consistently captures first place for the 'best tasting sweet cherry' in taste tests. Large, glossy, nearly black fruit is very attractive and quite crack resistant. Although barely firm enough for commercial shippers, Sandra Rose will win the hearts of homeowners whose priority is flavour.
SELF-FERTILE | ZONE 4/5 | HARVEST: MID-LATE JULY