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Alexander Scionwood
Alexander Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Unknown parentage. Ukraine, c. 1700. Originally known as Aporta. Renamed Alexander in honor of the Czar Alexander I (1777–1825). Very large round-conic fruit, faintly red-striped in the shade and brightly blushed orange-red in the sun. More conic than its famous oblate child, Wolf River. Firm coarse tender slightly tart juicy flesh, best know for its cooking qualities, although also quite good tart fresh eating. First arrived in the U.S. in 1835 and quickly spread north. Long famous in Aroostook County and other northern areas where it can be picked for several weeks, reaching its prime in late fall. Bears young. Good cropper. Blooms midseason. Resistant to scab. Very hardy. Zones 3-5.
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L802A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L802B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Scionwood

We offer scionwood (twigs for grafting) from a wide selection of fruit trees. The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 17, 2017, for shipment around March 16. Rootstocks can be sent with your scionwood order.

We sell scions (scionwood) in two ways.
For those grafting up to 3 or 4 trees of a variety, one 8" stick will suffice. Each single 8" stick comes with a small paper ID label. This is how most of our customers purchase scionwood.
For commercial orchardists and others grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to 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 not trees!
Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them. They are cuttings from branch tips collected in the winter to be grafted in the spring.
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