Golden Pippin Apple Scionwood


Golden Pippin Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. England, first recorded in 1629; became widely popular in gardens and markets during the Victorian era. A commonly used and confused name that has been attached to multiple distinct varieties. This one is also known as English Golden Pippin, distinguishing it from others that originated in the U.S.

Small round-conic golden-yellow fruit with varying degrees of russeting. Firm cream-colored flesh is rich and sweet—an excellent dessert apple. Featured prominently in Tracy Chevalier’s novel At the Edge of the Orchard as the romanticized favorite apple of the Goodenough family that strived to grow them in their swampy Ohio homestead and relished each one “tasting of nuts and honey with a pineapple finish.” Blooms mid-late season. Z4.

845 Golden Pippin
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L 845 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 845 B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (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 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 (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.

For more info:
About Scionwood