This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Bucks County or Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, or perhaps Germany, early 19th century.
Winter keeper. Good eating, and for fresh sweet cider. Distinctive very large blocky fruit—sometimes up to 4", big enough for a one-apple pie!—with pale bluish-green skin and a rusty-pink blush. The color is impossible to forget. Mildly sweet medium-coarse very juicy flesh. Best fresh eating late fall into December.
An apple with many synonyms including Winter Blush and Tulpehocken. Originally called Pharrar Walther, then Farawalder. Maine orchardist Francis Fenton always called it Fallswater. Oh, those apple names.
Probably brought to Maine well before 1900. Old trees can still be found here and there across the central part of the state. Stout solid large vigorous tree. Blooms early-midseason. Z4.
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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 21, 2020, for shipment around March 16.
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.