Airlie Red Flesh Apple Scionwood


Airlie Red Flesh Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. Possibly a seedling of the European red-fleshed apple Surprise. Airlie, OR, about 1960. Also known as Aerlies Red Flesh and Schwartz Apple.

The medium-sized roundish-conic sometimes elongated fruit is greenish yellow with a pink-apricot blush. Bite into it to find that the flesh is a surprising and beautiful deep salmon color. As friends of ours said, “This is an apple for gazing at, admiring and fresh eating.” Probably the sweetest of all the red-fleshed varieties we’ve tried.

Thought to have been discovered by Lucky and Audrey Newell in Airlie, OR. Introduced 40 years later and trademarked as Hidden Rose by Thomas Paine Farms in 2001. Sometimes confused with Albert Etter’s Pink Pearl. Uncertain bloom time. Z4.

801 Airlie Red Flesh
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L 801 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 801 B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)

We sell scionwood in two ways:

  • By the stick: One 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees.
  • By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.

You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.

For more info:
About Scionwood