Summer Rose Apple Scionwood


Summer Rose Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Summer. New Jersey, late 1700s.

High-quality summer apple for cooking and fresh eating. Small to medium-sized round fruit is pale yellow with scattered red stripes that blend together to form a red cheek on the sunny side. Bright clusters of color on the tree while most apples are still green. Fine-grained tender and juicy flesh is quite sweet for an early apple. In A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees and the Management of Orchards and Cider (1817) William Coxe describes Summer Rose as “an apple of singular beauty and excellence, both for eating and stewing…”

Fairly heavy crops ripen over a span of several weeks in mid-late August in central Maine, and can keep in the fridge for a couple weeks. Great for leisurely summer breakfasts, sauteed atop pancakes or baked into pastries. Late bloomer. Z4.

902 Summer Rose
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L902A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
L902B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (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 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 (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.

For more info:
About Scionwood