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Porter Apple Scionwood
This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer-Early Fall. Sherborn, Massachusetts, about 1800. Originated on the farm of the Reverend Samuel Porter. One of the most important of all New England apples, dating back to before 1800. All-purpose variety. Recommended for jelly. As a dessert fruit: juicy, crisp and tart. Medium-to-large yellow fruit with a faint reddish blush. Long ago commonly grown throughout New England up into central Maine. Old trees can still be found here and there. Our scionwood comes from Sherborn, MA, not far from the first Porter tree. Blooms early midseason. Z4-7.
892 Porter Apple Scionwood
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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.
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