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Red Astrichan Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Summer. Thought to be from Astrakhan, Russia, prior to 1800. The standard Maine summer cooking apple for generations. Still found occasionally in old Maine dooryards. Juicy rich subacid white flesh frequently tinged with red makes a highly colored sauce. Especially loved for its distinctive flavor in pies. Medium-sized somewhat oblate fruit, splashed or sometimes solidly covered with dark red. An obvious russet patch surrounds the stem. Resembles a junior version of a Wolf River. Fruit ripens over a period of several weeks in midsummer, making it perfect for the home orchard and lousy for the commercial growers who require them all at once. Keeps for a few weeks with refrigeration. Very hardy. Blooms early. Z3-6.
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L885A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
L885B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Scionwood

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.

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About Scionwood.