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Mantet Scionwood
Mantet Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Summer. (Tetofsky x open-pollinated) Morden Station, Manitoba, 1929. Sometimes said to be a McIntosh-Tetovsky cross. Very high-quality extremely hardy late-summer variety for dessert and cooking. Excellent flavor. Late August in central Maine. Fine-grained juicy tender aromatic creamy white flesh. Medium-large roundish-truncated ribbed slightly lumpy fruit. Amber skin is washed with dark red streaks and blotches. Grower Don Johnson wrote to me, “First, it has a wonderful bloom. Some people plant flowering crabs just for the bloom. I think Mantet is equal to any of them. Of the 100 apples that I have I can’t think of any that are as nice. Second, it is an annual heavy bearer. And for an early bearer…it keeps well, much better than Lodi or Yellow Transparent. Fourth, it has a most pleasing apple flavor…After they taste it they all want to grow it.” Its one flaw is its susceptibility to scab which can be severe. Blooms early season. Z3-5.
Item Discounted
L877A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L877B: 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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