Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2019 catalog, in early October 2018.
Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2019 catalog, in early October 2018.
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Gravenstein Apple Scionwood

Gravenstein Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer. Thought to be of 17th c. Italian or German origin. Brought to the U.S. in the early 19th c. By 1880 it was the most popular summer apple in Maine. Probably the most famous of all summer apples and usually considered the best of all pie apples. Still commonly grown in Nova Scotia, northern California, Oregon and Washington. Tender crisp aromatic richly flavored juicy firm tart flesh. Outstanding eating and cooking. Rated “very good to best” by Beach in Apples of New York. Fruit is medium to large, irregularly round, asymmetrical, usually ribbed. Thin tender skin, striped with yellow, red and orange. Large vigorous productive tree with a nearly perfect wide-angle branching habit that requires practically no training. Ripens over several weeks. Too tender for colder areas of New England. Blooms early. Triploid: not suitable for pollinating other varieties. Z4-7.
Item Discounted
L844A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
Ordering closed for the season
L844B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
Ordering closed for the season
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Additional Information


The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2018, for shipment around March 12.

We sell scions (scionwood) in two ways.
Each single 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees, and comes with a small paper ID label.
Scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet) will usually 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 twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

For more info:
About Scionwood.