Mantet Apple Scionwood

Mantet Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Summer. (Tetofsky x open-pollinated) Morden Station, Manitoba, 1929. Sometimes said to be a McIntosh-Tetovsky cross. Very high-quality extremely hardy late-summer variety for dessert and cooking. Excellent flavor. Late August in central Maine. Fine-grained juicy tender aromatic creamy white flesh. Medium-large roundish-truncated ribbed slightly lumpy fruit. Amber skin is washed with dark red streaks and blotches. Grower Don Johnson wrote to me, “First, it has a wonderful bloom. Some people plant flowering crabs just for the bloom. I think Mantet is equal to any of them. Of the 100 apples that I have I can’t think of any that are as nice. Second, it is an annual heavy bearer. And for an early bearer…it keeps well, much better than Lodi or Yellow Transparent. Fourth, it has a most pleasing apple flavor…After they taste it they all want to grow it.” Its one flaw is its susceptibility to scab which can be severe. Blooms early season. Z3-5.

871 Mantet Apple Scionwood
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L871A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L871B: 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.