This is a twig for grafting.Late Fall. Bittersharp cider apple. Also called Neverblight.
May have originated in Rodney Stoke or near Wedmore, Somerset, England. Medium-sized round-conic fruit covered with dark red radiating stripes that blend into a nearly solid glowing red and pink blush. Some russet dots and netting. Very attractive. Sharp juice with some astringency. Pick late in the fall and combine with other late varieties.
Consistent heavy cropper with a reputation in the U.K. for resistance to pests and disease. Very scab resistant. (Neverblight!) Blooms late season. 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.