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Hurlbut Scionwood
Hurlbut Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Late Fall. Unknown parentage. General Leonard Hurlbut introduction before 1850, Winchester, CT. A very good fall dessert and cooking variety. Quite likely one of the first varieties to be grown in central and southern Maine. Beach calls it “moderately firm, rather fine, tender, crisp, very juicy, aromatic, mildly subacid, good to very good.” I agree. Makes a nice loose mild pink sauce. Small to medium-sized roundish and slightly oblate fruit, largely covered with red stripes and dotted blush. Large russet stem splash. Looks like a small Wolf River with the coloring of a Northern Spy. Traditionally grown throughout much of central and southern Maine. Keeps until early winter. Z4-7.
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L863A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L863B: 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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