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King of Tompkins County Scionwood
King of Tompkins County Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Unknown parentage. Washington, NJ, before 1800. Also called King or Tompkins King. We recommend this large juicy fruit for sweet eating right off the tree in October as well as to fill the sauce pot. Even the experts and apple snobs never pass up King in October. Round-to-oblate blocky lumpy fruit, almost entirely overlaid with dark orange-red stripes and blush. Crisp yellow flesh, tender, coarse with balanced flavor. Keeps until January. I’m convinced that one of the reasons they named it King is its incredible vigor and productivity. The young grafted trees outgrow all others. When I topworked a wild tree at our place a few years ago, it grew 4' the first year! Gained recognition in New York’s Tompkins County and later spread all over the Northeast becoming extremely popular as a home and commercial variety in the 19th c. Old trees still found here and there in Maine. Blooms midseason. Z4-7.
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L870A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L870B: 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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