Transcendent Apple Scionwood


Transcendent Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. 20x30' Thought to be Malus x adstringens (M. baccata x M. pumila). Europe, New York or New England well before 1840. First known reference appears to be the William Prince nursery catalog in 1844.

One of the most famous of all American crabapples and certainly the one with the coolest name. White single flowers bloom with midseason apples. Red-blushed roundish 1½-2" fruit ripens in late summer. Tart, juicy and astringent, used traditionally for all culinary purposes and now becoming popular with cidermakers.

Tree is large, wide spreading and somewhat weeping. Fireblight susceptible. Probably Z4.

908 Transcendent
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L908A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
L908B: 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