Wealthy Apple Scionwood


Wealthy Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Thought to be a seedling of cherry crab, but recent DNA analysis proves old history wrong: one parent is Duchess. Excelsior, Minn., 1860.

A Maine native of sorts, the seed having come from Bangor. One of the most famous of all hardy varieties, with its perfect texture and complex flavors, all-purpose Wealthy is considered to be one of the best apples. We agree. Round-oblate medium-sized fruit is pale greenish-yellow streaked with carmine. Tender very juicy sweet subacid flesh is white, often stained red. About as firm as McIntosh. Good eating and even better cooking. Wonderful pies! Good acid source for fermented cider.

Ripens over a long period. Productive moderately vigorous long-lived naturally small-statured tree. Blooms early. Z3.

910 Wealthy
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L910A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
L910B: 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