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Newtown Pippin Scionwood
Newtown Pippin Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Winter. Early 18th c, near Newtown, Long Island, NY. Known as Albemarle Pippin in Virginia. Renowned dessert, culinary and cider apple. In 1817 William Coxe called it “the finest apple of our country, and probably of the world.” A hundred years later U.P. Hedrick: “crisp, tender, fine-grained, juicy, sprightly, with fine aromatic subacid flavor; best.” Rather large, roundish conical and lumpy in shape. Mostly light green, sometimes with a light orange-brown blush, turning clear yellow as the fall progresses. Although it may not ripen well in northern districts, the fruit I ate from Poverty Lane Orchards in Lebanon, NH, (Zone 4) was quite good. It’s not hard to see why Ben Franklin brought a barrel to the queen. Productive tree bears young. Needs the best soil you’ve got. Scab susceptible. Some distinguish Yellow Newtown and Green Newtown varieties. Recently most agree that there is only one Newtown. Z5-8.
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L886A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L886B: 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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