This is a twig for grafting.Fall-Winter. Co-op 4 [PRI 1659-1(Starking Delicious x PRI 610-2)] PRI Co-op, 1972. (PRI 610-2 is a complex cross including Rome, Malus floribunda 821, Golden Delicious and McIntosh.)
Dark red conical scab-immune fruit with a very good crisp sweet flavor. The second variety released in the PRI disease-resistance breeding program and still one of its best. Rarely found in catalogs anymore, perhaps because the patent ran out.
This is as close as you’ll get to the dreaded Red Delicious in a Fedco listing. But no apologies—it’s a very good dessert apple. Highly productive—you will likely need to thin your crop to boost the fruit size.
Resembles Empire but without the scab susceptibility. Also resistant to sooty blotch. Will keep into midwinter.
Blooms midseason. Z4.
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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.