This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer-Early Fall. Unknown parentage. Most likely originated in New Jersey, well before 1800.
Classic all-purpose apple historically grown in thousands of farm orchards throughout New England. One of the first varieties to be grafted in Maine.
Large round-conic yellow fruit, each with a rosy pink “maiden’s blush.” Ripens over several weeks beginning in September. You’re never inundated with all the fruit at once. Fine grained, moderately crisp, tender, very juicy and subacid. Good quality especially for culinary uses: pies, sauce or sautéed.
Our scionwood originally came from Valerie Desrochers in Saco, Maine. Her old tree was planted by her grandfather in about 1890, and her mom always called it the Apple Pie Tree.
Blooms mid-late season. Z5.
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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 19, 2021, for shipment around March 15.
We sell scions (scionwood) in two ways. Each single 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees, and comes with a small paper ID label. Scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet) will usually graft about 6 or 8 trees from one foot of scionwood. You can graft right away or store it for later use. Stored properly, it will keep quite well for several weeks.
Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.