This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Unknown origin. Old variety probably originating in Somerset County, ME. Discovered and saved by orchardist Francis Fenton of Mercer, who passed away in 2015 at age 99. He was a great fruit explorer and longtime orchardist.
Medium-large bright brick-red long-stemmed conic fruit. Mild dessert fruit has pleasing medium-firm texture and is very juicy, melting, sweet but not too sweet. Cut it in half lengthwise and you’ll often find 2 small flames, one on either side of the calyx: the red blaze.
Prolific and annually bearing. Keeps till mid-December. Z3.
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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 19, 2021, for shipment around March 15.
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.