This is a twig for grafting.Fall. Bittersweet cider apple. Cammy Watts and John Bunker intro, Palermo, Maine, 2015.
Medium juicy, medium crisp and high in tannins. Begins to oxidize moments after cutting or grinding. (SG 1.062) Small 2" yellow fruit sometimes with a faint blush.
Discovered on a fruit exploring mission in Hancock County, Maine, in the fall of 2015. The small roadside wild seedling tree was loaded so we had to stop. Boy, were we happy. You will be, too.
Recommended for trial—we’re liking it so far. Uncertain bloom time. Probably 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.