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King David Scionwood
King David Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Chance seedling, thought to be to Jonathan x Arkansas Black. Washington County, AR, 1893. Intensely flavored dessert apple. For those who want flavor, this apple will become a favorite. In a good year, the initial bite is an explosion of flavors. You may wince, or even see stars. Pineapple, tangerine, lemon, sweet, sour, tart, sharp, aromatic and spicy all rush around simultaneously. The medium-sized roundish fruit is very dark solid maroon—nearly black. The fine juicy flesh is firm yet tender and distinctly yellow. Once grown here and there in Maine orchards. Now mostly forgotten. Ripens in the fall and keeps until the beginning of the year. Somewhat susceptible to scab, though we put up with it. It’s one of our favorites. Blooms midseason. Zones 4-6.
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L869A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L869B: 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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