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Charette Scionwood
Charette Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Also called The Donut Apple. Unknown parentage. May have originated in Fort Kent, ME, although Aroostook fruit-explorer Garfield King speculated that it came down from Québec 200 years ago with French missionaries. The only known mature tree is a gigantic specimen on Charette Hill in Fort Kent.

Very large Wolf River-size oblate fruit, mostly covered with stripes and splashes of pink and bright red. Surprisingly good fresh eating for such a large apple.

Wonderful balance of flavors in a pie. Aromatic. Holds shape well and requires no lemon. Makes a light pink chunky sauce that’s tart and spicy but not sour. No need to peel or add sugar. Baked, Charette tastes like bananas flambé—you can spoon it out or eat it skin and all. Excellent sliced and lightly sautéed in butter although they lose shape if cooked too long. Also good for drying.

Ripens around the end of September. Keeps a few weeks. Extremely hardy. Z3-5. Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

Item Discounted
L825A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
early shipment; order deadline has passed
L825B: 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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