Primate Apple Scionwood


Primate Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Summer. Unknown parentage. Onondaga County, NY, before 1800.

Medium-sized light yellow-green fruit, often with a pinkish blush and scattered russet dots. Distinctly ribbed with a funny creased appearance. Watery crisp flesh is tart and aromatic. Great for fresh summer eating and cooking.

Another apple with a hoard of synonyms. Our favorite is Rough and Ready. A fit description for the lumpy fruit, which like most summer apples does not store well and should be used ASAP. Blooms early season. Z4.

887 Primate
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L887A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
Ordering closed for the season
L887B: 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.