Kola Apple Scionwood

Kola Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Malus ioensis ‘Elk River’ x Oldenburg. NE Hansen intro, SD Ag Exp Stn, Brookings, SD, 1922.

Highly unusual apple and tree. Small 2" roundish green fruit with a long thin stem and an occasional small slightly orange-yellow blush. Aromatic pungent extremely oily glossy skin. Powerfully perfumy, even before sliced, reminiscent of wet wool, grapefruit pith, bourbon, caramel and hair salon. Not bitter, but sharp and astringent. Usable in sauce but fresh-eaters beware! It is beyond intense. Guaranteed to add a lightning bolt to the dullest cider. (1.045-1053 SG; 11.5-13.2 Brix) The foliage looks like a cross between an apple and a birch.

Kola is the Sioux word for ‘friend.’ Tetraploid. Highly resistant or immune to fireblight. Incredibly hardy. Scionwood made available through the generosity of Ann Warner and Stu Cohen. Z2?-6.

864 Kola Apple Scionwood
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L864A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L864B: 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.