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Kennebec Russet Scionwood
Kennebec Russet Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Kennebec County, Maine 1869. Also called Kennebec. Midseason mid-sized russet mostly suitable for cider. Very little acidity. Also makes excellent sauce, skins and all. The sweet and tasty pear-like skins are the most delicious part of the sauce. Round long-stemmed fruit with yellow skin, mostly covered with a netting of russet. The ancient tree located on the outskirts of Waterville (Kennebec County) was brought to our attention in 2012 by Fedco employee and nearby resident, Carol Godfrey. We are hoping to save the tree from the new highway exit to be created nearby. The City of Waterville owns the property and has given us permission to collect fruit and care for the tree. That process has begun. Ripens in early October in and does not keep more than a few weeks. Z4-6
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L868A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
early shipment; order deadline has passed
L868B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
early shipment; order deadline has passed
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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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