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Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2018 catalog, in early October 2017.
Chestnut Scionwood
Chestnut Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Early Fall. MN 240 (Malinda x open-pollinated) U Minn, 1946. Golf-ball–sized fruit with truly excellent fresh-eating qualities. Yellow and bronze-red skin with some russeting. Firm crisp juicy fine-grained very sweet yellowish flesh. For a growing number of people in central Maine, late September is Chestnut apple time. For years we’ve put out a bushel a day at Fedco’s Common Ground Fair booth and watched them disappear. Neophytes often look at the little fruit with disdain, but most take one bite and their frowns turn to smiles. Chestnut needs no sugar to make a sweet and subtle sauce. Stores about a month. Medium-sized productive tree bears annually. Disease resistant. Blooms midseason. Z3-5.
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L827A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L827B: 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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