Gray Pearmain Apple Scionwood

Gray Pearmain Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Fall. Probably Skowhegan, Maine, before 1880. Delicious dessert apple with a distinct pear flavor and firm white juicy mildly tart flesh. Medium-sized obscurely ribbed and muffin-shaped fruit has a soft opaque greenish-yellow skin with a rosy pink blush, a russet veil, and a greyish bloom. Pick them late—even after the Spies. Eat them in the fall, winter or spring. Produces excellent juice. Keeps extremely well. The most unusual variety Steve and Marilyn Meyerhans grow at The Apple Farm in Fairfield, Maine. Mentioned as being grown by CA Marston of Skowhegan, just a few miles from The Apple Farm, in the 1885 Maine Agricultural Yearbook. There were five or six of the trees in the orchard when Steve and Marilyn purchased it more than 30 years ago from Royal Wentworth. Those trees were already old. Unfortunately they never thought to ask the soft-spoken Wentworth about the apple. Its true origin may remain forever a mystery. Annually bearing manageable easy-to-grow medium-sized spreading tree. Blooms midseason. Z4-6.

846 Gray Pearmain Apple Scionwood
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L846A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L846B: 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.