This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer. Lebanon, NY, or possibly Connecticut, c. 1850.
Excellent tender-skinned tender-fleshed dessert and cooking apple ripens over several weeks in September and into October. Subacid and aromatic. Yellowish-white skin covered with soft pastel pinky-red “strawberry” stripes and a very long famously distinctive conic strawberry shape. One of the more famous American heirlooms—there’s no other apple like it.
Originally called Frank, after the man who first introduced the variety. Another early synonym was Jackson Apple, possibly his last name. Also known by several other synonyms including Zepherus Chernogous. Wow!
Tends to bear annually. Keeps only a week or two. Blooms midseason. Z4. Indigenous Royalties.
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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.