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Belle de Boskoop Scionwood
Belle de Boskoop Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Winter. Probably a chance seedling from Holland, 1860. May also be a synonym or mutation of Montfort. Long the farm apple of Europe, every backyard had a Boskoop. Big blocky somewhat lumpy green fruit largely patched and netted with russet, sometimes has a brownish reddish blush. Every chef in Europe knows Boskoop—it cooks beautifully. Quickly reduces to a nice sauce: yellow, soft and medium tart. Grower David Maxwell of Nova Scotia calls it “an absolutely outstanding apple…seemingly resistant to everything. I didn’t spray them at all and they are absolutely clean. The taste is equally outstanding.” Quite tart right off the tree. However, after storage, the acidity softens and it becomes a very good table apple. Keeps well. Robust, strong-growing tree. Blooms early. Triploid, not a pollinator for other varieties. Z4-6.
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L809A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L809B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


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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