Golden Russet Apple Scionwood

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Golden Russet Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Winter. Uncertain origin. Thought to be from England, New York or New England, before 1800.

Round medium-sized russet fruit. Excellent eating; keeps all winter and well into spring. One of the best apples dried.

The champagne of cider apples, ripening late in fall when the best sweet cider is ready to be made: sweet, balanced, thick and smooth. Also recommended as a sharp component for fermented cider.

For more than 100 years, orchardists have been attempting to sort out the various russets. Several different apples have been called Golden Russet. Most resemble one another visually but differ in fruit qualities and tree habits. This is most likely the Golden Russet of western New York.

Vigorous diverging upcurving tree with long willowy branches. Scab resistant. Blooms early to midseason. Z4.



844 Golden Russet
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L844A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
L844B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
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Scionwood

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

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 18, 2022, for shipment around March 14. (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 ($5 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 ($4.50/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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.