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Hewe’s Virginia Crab Scionwood
Hewe’s Virginia Crab Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Possibly a seedling of the native Malus coronaria var. angustifolia. Probably Virginia about 1700.

One of the most prized of all American cider apples. So important was the apple that in his 1817 A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees, William Coxe devoted an entire chapter to making cider with Hewe’s.

The red-skinned white-spotted fruit is small, round, juicy, tough, astringent and acidic. According to AJ Downing in 1848, Hewe’s “makes a very high flavoured high dry cider, which, by connoisseurs, is thought unsurpassed in flavour by any other.” The fruit is small—you may want to plant several!

Quite hardy despite its name. Long ago used as a rootstock even as far north as Maine. Blooms midseason. Z4-8. Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

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L859A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L859B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information

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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