Golden Ball Apple Scionwood

Golden Ball Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Unknown parentage. Probably originated in western Maine, before 1850.

Dense sweet yellowish flesh is firm but not crisp. Mild flavor, best suited to cooking. Makes a superior sauce: fragrant, aromatic, soft textured, slightly tart, golden yellow. Medium-large round-oblate rich glowing buttery-yellow fruit has undertones of green, like a potato exposed to the sun, with a russet stem-splash and numerous tiny russet dots. Truly a golden ball.

At least two varieties have been called Golden Ball. The better known of the two originated in Connecticut. This one hails from central and western Maine. Located with the help of Robert McIntyre in Harpswell, not far from Brunswick. Blooms midseason. Z4-7.

841 Golden Ball Apple Scionwood
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L841A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L841B: 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.