Spice Sweet Apple Scionwood


Spice Sweet Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer. Massachusetts, early 1800s.

One of the best of all pie apples. Well named. The orangey-colored cooked fruit is packed with spiced flavor! Rather low in acid, unusual for a pie apple. Most sweet apples are terrible in pies, but Spice Sweet is exceptional. Very good fresh eating as well.

Medium-size lumpy red fruit resembles Northern Spy. Laura Childs rediscovered it in 2011 in Belgrade, Maine, on the old Bickford Farm, with invaluable help from Dwayne Bickford. The Bickford grandparents always called it Old Spice. There are historical records of multiple apples with the name Spice Sweet or Spice Sweeting. This one is likely the Spice Sweeting described by Dr. John Warder in 1867.

Blooms midseason. Z4.

896 Spice Sweet
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L896A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L896B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 21, 2020, for shipment around March 16.

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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.