This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. (Duchess x Northern Spy) George Peffer intro, Pewaukee, WI, about 1842.
A cross between two of the best culinary apples. Recommended for pies and sauce and other kitchen use. Cooks up fairly quickly into a light-yellow smooth tart sauce. Yellowish flesh is crisp, firm, juicy, tender and subacid. Medium-sized roundish ribbed ruddy-red striped and blushed fruit. Very distinctive because of the small pronounced protuberance nearly always found next to the stem. The fruit has pretty much no cavity at all. Keeps until midwinter.
Traditionally grown in old Maine orchards. Ancient trees can still be found across northern New England. Very long-lived, healthy and hardy. Blooms late. Z3.
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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.