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Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2019 catalog, in early October 2018.
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New Brunswicker Apple Scionwood

New Brunswicker Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Late Summer. Thought to be a Duchess seedling. Francis Peabody Sharp intro, Upper Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, about 1855. An excellent all-purpose extremely hardy variety for pies, sauce and everything else. Highly recommended for the northern grower. This is among the best. Medium-sized roundish fruit, red blushed and striped with a lot of light yellow ground color showing through. Sometimes confused with Duchess, but in John’s orchard New Brunswicker ripens a week later. Selected by the great plant breeder and nurseryman Francis Peabody Sharp (1823-1903) who operated the largest orchards and the largest nurseries in North America less than ten miles across the border from Houlton, Maine. Sharp was largely responsible for apple growing in Aroostook County. Employing between 20 and 50 grafters each spring, he was setting out as many as 300,000 trees a year, many of them destined for northern Maine. He maintained a huge trial orchard of seedlings of thousands of crosses in search of hardy varieties of plums and apples. Not susceptible to scab. Blooms early season. Z3-6.
Item Discounted
L874A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
Ordering closed for the season
L874B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
Ordering closed for the season
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Additional Information


The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2018, for shipment around March 12.

We sell scions (scionwood) in two ways.
Each single 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees, and comes with a small paper ID label.
Scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet) will usually 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 twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

For more info:
About Scionwood.