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Dudley Winter Scionwood
Dudley Winter Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Fall. (Duchess x Hyslop crab) Castle Hill, ME, about 1877. Also called Dudley and North Star. Medium-sized slightly flattened fruit is buttery yellow, overspread with red stripes and splashes. Firm but tender, juicy aromatic subacid flesh for fresh eating and cooking. Makes an excellent pie. In northern areas—where it reaches its prime—it also keeps into winter. Small vigorous spreading drooping tree. The story is that orchardist John Wesley Dudley’s daughter Grace planted seeds from a Duchess tree pollinated by a Hyslop crab. The resulting seedling became the most widely planted new variety in the North at the turn of the previous century. Probably still the most well-known Maine apple outside the state. Our Dudley scionwood comes from a small abandoned orchard just north of Castle Hill. Somewhat scab susceptible, more so than Duchess. Extremely hardy. Natural semi-dwarf. Blooms early-midseason. Z3-4.
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L836A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L836B: 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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