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Bitter Pew Scionwood
Bitter Pew Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Cider apple. Palermo, ME, probably about 1900. Bittersharp cider apple, suited to adding large amounts of tannin to jazz up your cider. While not as extreme as they can get, Bitter Pew is far more bitter than all traditional English bitter sweets and sharps. SG 1.048. Medium-sized roundish angular green fruit with a large rusty red blush and many prominent whitish dots. Mellows in color as the season progresses but not in flavor. Has quite a long usable season. May be best in November, even as long as Nov. 15 though we used it in cider as early as late September as well as all through October. Discovered as the rootstock from an old heirloom orchard tree that died down past the graft line. Probably Zones 4-6.
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L812A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L812B: 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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