This is a twig for grafting.Late Summer. Unknown parentage, probably originating in Quebec before 1870.
Extremely hardy, large light-yellow midsummer cooking and dessert apple reminiscent of Yellow Transparent. The fruit is oblong or even rectangular in shape. Occasionally the large hollow core will be partially filled with a sweet nectar you can actually sip after cutting the fruit in half.
As the fruit ripens, the faint yellow color deepens to a rich gold, hence the name (Golden Apple). Eat it fresh and use it in summer pies. Makes a light golden-yellow mild-flavored chunky sauce.
Fruit-explorer Gloria Seigars introduced it to John Bunker near St. Agatha, Maine, in the fall of 1998. Edwich Michaud believes his grandfather brought the apple to Maine from Canada in 1870. Uniquely shaped, beautiful and rare.
Hardy enough for all northern districts. Long mid-late bloom season. Z3.
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Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.
The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 17, 2023, for shipment around March 13. (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 ($6 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 ($5.50/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.