This is a twig for grafting.Late Fall. Traditional French mild bittersweet cider apple. Unknown parentage. Probably from Normandy, France.
Bore and Fleckinger classify it as sweet. (SG 1.056–;1.072) Small angular fruit, somewhat oblate and truncate, with a deep red blush covering about three quarters of the fruit. Medium-to-small russeted stem area and small prominent dots.
Recommended for trial in most cider-apple growing districts. Eric Shatt of Redbyrd Orchard Cider provided the scionwood. Blooms mid-late season. Probably Z4.
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Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.
The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 17, 2023, for shipment around March 13. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)
We sell scionwood in two ways: By the stick: One 8" stick ($6 each) will graft 3 or 4 trees. By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot ($5.50/foot, minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.
You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.