Cole’s Quince Apple Scionwood


Cole’s Quince Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Summer. Introduced by Captain Henry Cole, Cornish, Maine, about 1840.

Large flattish-conical ribbed bright yellow fruit often with a brownish blush. Reminiscent of a quince!

This is John’s favorite midsummer cooking apple. In central Maine they ripen toward the end of August. Still good into mid-September. Unlike many other summer varieties, you can ripen them on the tree and let them drop. They won’t be funky and they don’t rot if you blink a couple times.

In the morning he goes out to the tree, picks up the four or five that dropped overnight and puts them to use. They cook up quickly into morning applesauce; delicious with oatmeal. They make an excellent pie.

Productive and mostly annual. Blooms early. Z4.

824 Cole’s Quince
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L824A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
L824B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (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 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 (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.

For more info:
About Scionwood