This is a twig for grafting.Fall-Winter. Bucks County or Montgomery County, Pa., 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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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.