This is a twig for grafting. Summer. Parentage unknown. Russia, probably before 1800.
Brought to the U.S. in 1870 and quickly spread throughout Maine. One of our most-requested varieties.
Medium-sized light yellow fruit has a tender skin you can almost see through. Tart fresh eating and cooks up into a flavorful slightly tart light yellow sauce in 6-7 minutes. Skip the sugar. Skins will dissolve in your mouth as you eat.
Transparents ripen fairly early in August and beware: they come mostly all at once and go by quickly. Get the sauce pot ready and don’t blink or you might miss them. It’s okay to eat or cook them a little on the green side. When the first of them fall to the ground, pick the rest within a week or so.
Incredibly hardy. Blooms midseason. Z3.
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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.