This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Medium-full bittersweet cider apple. Often called Port Wine in north Somerset. Probably introduced by Harry Masters, Yarlington Mill, Woolston, Somerset, England, before 1900.
High-quality bittersweet variety recommended for blending with other fall varieties. Soft astringent tannin. (SG 1.056, acidity 2g/L, tannin 3.2g/L)
Becoming popular commercially in New England in recent years. One of the mainstays of Farnum Hill Cider in New Hampshire. Medium-large oblate-conic fruit, mostly covered with bright red stripes and blush, and a splash of yellow russet around the stem. Narrow upright tree form.
Harry Masters himself was the miller at Yarlington Mill. Harry Masters Jersey and cider apple Yarlington Mill are thought to be of the same parentage. Blooms midseason. Z4.
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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 19, 2021, for shipment around March 15.
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.