This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Columbia County, NY, before 1845.
This chance seedling found on a farm near Hudson, NY became popular for its beauty, large size and remarkable storage ability. The hardy vigorous trees were planted throughout New England, and in 1873 the fruit was exhibited at the Maine Pomological Society meeting by R. Stuart of Palmyra.
Large somewhat flattened round tart fruit is yellow-green with a bright red wash and darker red stripes, splashes and russet centered dots. Scionwood collected at the Maine Heritage Orchard. Scab resistant. 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.