Yellow Bellflower Apple Scionwood


Yellow Bellflower Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Winter. Parentage unknown. Crosswicks, Burlington County, New Jersey, about 1742.

Large conical pure-yellow fruit does everything well, including keeping all winter in the root cellar.

Firm, crisp, moderately fine-grained, rather tender, juicy, aromatic, very good for culinary use and good for fresh eating, especially after it’s mellowed for a month or two. Excellent for pies. Applesauce cooks quickly, somewhat coarse, bright glistening yellow with great flavor and chewy skins. We also love it dried: it’s balanced and flavorful.

One of the first named American varieties and one of the first apples to be grafted and planted in Maine. Incredibly long-lived. When you find a truly ancient apple tree in Maine, there’s a pretty good chance it’ll be a Yellow Bellflower.

Blooms early-midseason. Z4.

916 Yellow Bellflower
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L916A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L916B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $4.50
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Additional Information


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.

For more info:
About Scionwood.