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Blue Pearmain Scionwood
Blue Pearmain Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Thought to be from Middlesex County, MA, 1700s. One of New England’s most famous classic varieties. Incredibly beautiful medium to very large fruit is streaked and splashed with purplish-red, mottled with russet and covered with a distinct blue bloom. Fairly dry flesh, firm, dense and slightly crisp, sweet with a bit of a tart background flavor. Tasty eaten out of hand, although you might want to peel the thick skin. Our favorite for baked apples. It also makes excellent pies and tarts. The yellow applesauce cooks up in a couple minutes. Grown throughout much of Maine for well over 200 years, and still found here and there. Known by a number of synonyms including Blue Pear Maine, Maine Blue Pear, Blue Pearamay, Blue Pearamell, Blue Pomade and, one I heard recently, “Painbear Bluemain!” Keeps in the root cellar until midwinter. Blooms midseason. Z4-6.
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L815A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L815B: 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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