Royal Sweet Apple Scionwood

Royal Sweet Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Probably Garland, Maine, before 1900.

Sweet low-acid flesh with high SG, suitable for fermented cider and cooking. Medium-sized fruit is oblate and ribbed, though not as deeply as Calville Blanc d’Hiver. Mostly covered with soft red stripes and blush.

In October 2014 we visited Rollins Orchard in Garland and Ernest Rollins took us to see the gigantic old wide-spreading tree, more than likely the original Royal Sweet. Specimens of the apple were sent from Garland to the USDA in 1894 where one was painted and added to the watercolor collection. Scionwood made available through the generosity of Rollins Orchard. Uncertain bloom time. Z4-6.

902 Royal Sweet Apple Scionwood
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L902A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L902B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.