This is a twig for grafting.25x30' From seed collected by NE Hansen of Malus x robusta in 1897 at the Imperial Botanical Gardens, St. Petersburg, Russia. (Dolgo means ‘long’ in Russian.) Introduced in the U.S. in 1917.
The classic culinary crab still found in old Maine dooryards. Apricot-pink buds, large fragrant 2" pure white single flowers bloom early. Beautiful purple-red 1½" teardrop-shaped fruit makes flavorful clear ruby-red jelly.
In recent years the aromatic very sweet, very acidic fruit has found favor with cidermakers. Great for canning, pickling and delicious sauce.
Vigorous large blocky upright spreading tree consistently yields abundant summer crops. Very hardy. Z2.
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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 17, 2023, for shipment around March 13. (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 ($6 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 ($5.50/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.