Ellis Bitter Apple Scionwood

Ellis Bitter Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Early Fall. Medium-bittersweet cider apple. Newton St Cyres, Devon, Somerset, England. Large oddly conic fruit—sometimes ribbed—yellowish-green mostly striped and blushed with red. White-fleshed, sweet, crisp and juicy. Soft, astringent, tannin. (SG 1.053, acidity 2g/L, tannin 2.4g/L) Particularly useful for its early ripening. Can often be pressed in mid-September in central Maine. You can also ferment it alone and blend it later with the late apples. Still grown in England’s West Country cider orchards and now being planted in the U.S. Large spreading vigorous tree produces regularly. Midseason bloomer. Z4-6.

835 Ellis Bitter Apple Scionwood
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L835A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L835B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 15, 2019, for shipment around March 11.

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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.