This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. ME 7-492 (Golden Delicious x McIntosh) Monmouth, ME, 1966.
Very large conic all-purpose fruit is yellow with deep rusty-red blush. Cream-colored fine-grained flesh is aromatic, sweet and crisp. Small core makes it excellent for sauce. One of the featured varieties in the exceptional book Apples for the 21st Century where West Coast author and orchardist Warren Manhart calls it “similar to Golden Delicious, but with more aroma and flavor.”
The original cross was made in 1934 by Russ Bailey, as part of a UMaine program to breed hardy commercial varieties after the disastrous winter of 1933-34. Named for Henry Brock who popularized the apple when it was under test at his orchard in Alfred, ME. Fruits over a long period—a plus for home orchardists. Keeps till midwinter. Vigorous tree develops strong wide-angled branches. Scab susceptible. Blooms midseason. Z4.
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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.