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Hyslop Scionwood
Hyslop Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer-Early Fall. Unknown origin. Probably Boston area before 1800. Thick clusters of 1 1/2" roundish crabapples—brilliant dark red with a heavy blue bloom—ripen in late summer or early fall. Long used for jelly and fermented cider. Fine-grained yellow flesh sometimes with a red tinge just under the skin is juicy but turns dry, mealy and astringent. Just what the cidermaker ordered. Already an heirloom by the time of its debut literary appearance in 1869. Thirty-five years later Beach described it as “one of the best known and most widely cultivated of the crabapples.” Of historic value for us Mainers, it being the pollen parent of the fine Castle Hill apple Dudley Winter. Vigorous upright open spreading rounded tree. Single white blossoms. Zones 3-6.
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L864A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L864B: 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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