Munson Sweet Apple Scionwood


Munson Sweet Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Fall-Winter. Probably from MA before 1850. Also called Munson.

Medium-large roundish oblate pale yellow fruit with the occasional blush. Fine-textured, juicy, sweet and very little acidity. Recommended for cooking and cider. This is one of the apples rediscovered by the late Russell Libby, longtime fruit explorer and beloved director of MOFGA. Identified by John Bunker, who collected scionwood. The old tree may now be gone, but we’re keeping Munson Sweet alive at the Maine Heritage Orchard and elsewhere. Blooms late. Z4.

874 Munson Sweet
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L874A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
Ordering closed for the season
L874B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 18, 2022, for shipment around March 14. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)

We sell scionwood in two ways:
By the stick: One 8" stick ($5 each) will graft 3 or 4 trees.
By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot ($4.50/foot, minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.

You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.

For more info:
About Scionwood.