This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Westfield, MA, mid-18th c.
One of the most famous of all heirloom dessert apples. Still loved by anyone who knows it. A Hudson River grower of 200 varieties declared it “the best apple in the world.” Medium-sized roundish-conic fruit is dull rusty red, yellow, conspicuously dotted and sometimes russeted. Highly flavored, rich, a little bit sweet, a little bit sour, firm, crisp and juicy. It has everything. The Apples of New York calls it “rich, sometimes astringent, peculiarly aromatic, sprightly, very good to best.” Also an outstanding drying apple. Keeps until early winter.
Hardier tree than Baldwin. Michael Clark provided our scionwood from his beautiful broken down ancient tree in Knox, ME. Blooms midseason. Z4.
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The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 19, 2021, for shipment around March 15.
We sell scions (scionwood) in two ways. Each single 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees, and comes with a small paper ID label. Scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet) will usually graft about 6 or 8 trees from one foot of scionwood. You can graft right away or store it for later use. Stored properly, it will keep quite well for several weeks.
Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.