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Black Gilliflower Scionwood
Black Gilliflower Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Very old American variety of unknown origin. Probably from New England, well before 1800. Also called Sheepnose or Gilliflower. Famous American heirloom. Fruit quality is fair and dry. Old timers used it for mincemeat. Would also be useful for drying. Medium-sized fruit (or even small), very conic and shaped like a sheep’s nose. In the sun, the color can be rather dark purple. Usually most of the fruit is dark green with some purple here and there. Well known in old Maine orchards. Blooms late. Keeps until February. Zones 3-6.
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L813A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L813B: 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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