This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Kennebec County, ME, 1869. Also called Kennebec.
Medium-sized russet with little acidity. Used for cider and makes excellent sauce; leave on the sweet tasty pear-like skins. Round long-stemmed fruit with yellow skin, mostly covered with a netting of russet.
The ancient tree is located on Waterville city property and was brought to our attention in 2012 by Fedco staffer Carol Godfrey. The tree was spared from a new highway exit, and the city gave us permission to collect fruit and care for the tree. Ripens in early October and keeps only a few weeks. 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.