This is a twig for grafting.Summer. New Brunswicker x Fameuse. Francis Sharp intro, Upper Woodstock, New Brunswick, about 1850. Also called Early Redbird and Scarlet Pippin.
The earliest variety we grow—ready to eat the last week of July in central Maine. Medium-small roundish crimson red fruit with white dots. Tart fresh eating. Crisp if you catch them just before they drop. Cooks into orange-pink thick creamy sauce in about six minutes.
Long ago popular throughout Maine. Bred by the eccentric genius Francis Peabody Sharp (1823-1903), the key figure in bringing fruit-growing to northern Maine. He bred and tested thousands of apples, plums and other fruits. Z3.
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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 18, 2022, for shipment around March 14. (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 ($5 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 ($4.50/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.