Pumpkin Sweet (Mt Vernon ME) Apple Scionwood

Pumpkin Sweet (Mt Vernon ME) Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Probably originating in Massachusetts, Connecticut or maybe Maine, before 1870. There are several different Pumpkin Sweets found in New England. This one was traditionally grown throughout the southern half of Maine.

The fruit is large, roundish, russeted and often highly colored with brilliant splashes of orange and red. It’s a true sweet cooking and cider variety with little or no acidity.

Mentioned in the Maine recollections of Henry Sanders, 1868-1956: “One was a full meal, even for a hungry boy. Baked and sliced into johnnycake and milk, it was a holiday dish.” Josiah Pierce of Baldwin, Maine, was the first to insist that we find the apple. Many thanks to Mt. Nebo Orchards in Mount Vernon for supplying the scionwood. Z4-6.

896 Pumpkin Sweet (Mt Vernon ME) Apple Scionwood

Item Discounted
Price
L896A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
L896B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
** Small & Light shipping applies if you order only items with stock numbers beginning with "L".
Click here for a complete list of qualifying items.
Log in
to start or resume an order
Problems with logging in?

Additional Information

Scionwood

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 15, 2019, for shipment around March 11.

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.