This is a twig for grafting.Late Summer. Franklin Grove, IL, before 1869.
Small round pinkish-striped fruit ripens in mid-September in central Maine. Its size makes it considered a crab but it is definitely suitable for the kitchen and the lunch box. Excellent pickling and good-to-excellent fresh eating. In a good year the fruit can be better than Chestnut if that’s possible to believe. Intense and incredibly sweet.
One year at the Common Ground Fair, Whitney beat out Cox’s Orange Pippin and Chestnut in our taste test. The fruit looks similar to Chestnut, but may be a little more pink. Eat it or can it up quickly because it doesn’t keep long.
Hardy, vigorous, heavy bearing. Blooms pink and white, early to midseason. Z3.
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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 17, 2023, for shipment around March 13. (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 ($6 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 ($5.50/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.