This is a twig for grafting.Fall. Unknown parentage. Old seedling tree discovered by Thomas Foote, Hiram, Maine.
Recommended for trial as a cider variety. Mildly astringent, mellowing after frost and hanging on the tree indefinitely. The round long-stemmed 2–3" fruit is an attractive ruddy rusty red over muted yellow-green ground color.
Currently on trial in MOFGA’s no-spray low-intervention South Orchard. Uncertain bloom time. 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 18, 2022, for shipment around March 14. (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 ($5 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 ($4.50/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.